2 Guinea Eggs = 1 Chicken Egg


What a surprise!  Hubby found an egg on the floor of the chicken coop on Thursday, right before we had to leave for work.  As y'all might know (or not), we have 5 guineas.  The last thing I expected was to find any eggs from them.  They are not free-ranging (yet) and with the cold temps and the short days, I must say we were both very surprised to find the egg.

We thought it was probably an isolated incident, until today... lo and behold, another egg!!  Now, since 2 guinea eggs equal one regular size chicken egg, I might just fry these beautiful brown eggs up tomorrow morning.  I must say, I'm very curious to see how they taste.

Some of my internet research has revealed that many people prefer the taste of guinea eggs to chicken eggs. One man said that he always took chicken eggs to the farmers market, and then he began adding guinea eggs to his offerings.  No one would buy the guinea eggs, unsure of how they might taste.  One day he sold out of his chicken eggs and only had guinea eggs left, so a few reluctant customers decided to try them.  Now he says he sells out of his guinea eggs before his chicken eggs, as many of his customers prefer the guinea eggs!!

I've also heard/read they are higher in protein than regular ole chicken eggs.

Soooo, I'll let y'all know what I think, once I've tried 'em.  Any of my readers tasted guinea eggs?  Would love to hear your opinion.

P.S. Speaking of chickens, we will be getting our first chickens this spring.  Woohoo!!  On my shopping  list:  buff orpington, australorp, dorking and barren rock breeds.

P.S.S.  I apologize for my bloggy absence.  Two jobs makes it tough for me to have a significant online presence.  And I must admit, I really miss my time here.  Hope everyone is doing well!  I will be back on a more regular basis someday, I promise.  :-)

12 comments:

  1. I will be waiting to hear about the guinea eggs... I have used goose and duck eggs in omelets and baking, they really puff up, more light and fluffy than chicken eggs. I couldn't really tell a difference in taste. I will be interested to find out how guinea eggs do.

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  2. Hey Oz girl! My mother-in-law used guinea eggs to bake with but I don't really remember how they tasted by alone. Everything she baked came out great. I say go for it and let us know.

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  3. Oz Girl..you do what you need to do to get evrything where you want to be...we look forward to a post when you have time....miss you though...

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  4. I detect very little difference. The guinea may have a tad stronger flavor.

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  5. My husband is wanting some chickens this year. I'll pass the guinea information on to him.

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  6. Two jobs?! Oh my. I can't even handle one part-time job, or at least very well ;) Congrats on your guinea eggs! They are so dang cute, and I can only imagine your excitement! I'm excited for you to have chickens too. There is nothing like picking your little chicks up at the post office. Is that what you're going to do? It was almost better than Christmas for me.. lol! Cackle Hatchery in Lebanon, MO is where I got mine. All 17 still alive and well after having them 9 months! Sure you don't want to add some Ameraucanas to your list? Those blue & green eggs are beautiful!! -Tammy

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  7. Ohhhh how cool. We went to the Home and Flower Show today they were of course having a drawing for a chicken coop and 4 barren rock were to be in the package deal. They were all running around with their heads cut off, LOL!! so cute, good luck in your next purchase and yeah the post office does actually deliver chickens too. :)

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  8. I'd need to buy smaller egg cups though :)

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  9. I don't think I've ever had one. Let us know how they are.

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  10. What fun! I just found your great blog thru Windy Meadows and am so happy I did. We love our guinea eggs and I tend to keep them for myself... The only complaint I have is that often we find them in the flower beds and are unsure of their age ~ so I cook 'em up for the lucky dogs. The only major difference to me (besides size) is that they are SO HARD TO CRACK. I can only use my cast iron frying pan as I worry they'll break a mixing bowl!

    I look forward to pokin' round here more. I see we share many interests - I love Eliot Colemans books and have Fritz's too. Just wish I could take pics half as pretty as yours. Hope you find more down time to blog! (I also share that challenge).
    hugs,
    Leslie

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  11. Guineas eggs are a little richer.. if you use them for baking they make a rich cake... I love to use mine for hard boiled eggs/pickled eggs they are just the right size...even though they are a pain to peel.

    I usually have a waiting list for my guineas though because they are fertile. At least until August - September... then we use the eggs for eating and cooking.

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