The name guinea hen, or guinea fowl has West African origins. It's a small and hardy bird related to the chicken and partridge, with darker meat than either. "Guinea fowl” and “guinea hen” are the same animal with the names used interchangeably. One refers to the female and the other to the male birds of the species.
In early Rome and Greece, the birds were imported and served as a great favorite of the nobles. When the Roman Empire collapsed, however, the bird’s popularity vanished along with it. It wasn’t until the sixteenth century that the Portuguese, who by then had conquered Guinea, introduced pintada to France. The Portuguese name, meaning painted or spotted bird, became pintade in French.
Our small farm USA hens are humanely raised from the highest grade of French breeding stock to ensure a top quality organic bird. Their diet consists of corn and wheat alfalfa, with no antibiotics or hormones ever used. Air-chilling helps preserve the meat’s texture and flavor and because the skin is not water-logged.
If you cat enjoys chicken, Guinea Hen is almost a guaranteed hit. This is a protein often ordered in our Custom Meals.
Ingredients: hand deboned Georgia guinea hen with heart and liver, whole duck egg (shell, white, yoke), Organic Psyllium, Organic Beef Gelatin, Vitamin E, Manganese, imported Norwegian Red Algae/Astaxanthin.