Can You See the Difference?

3 eggs

Three eggs, right? Here’s a couple hints:

chook on nest

guineas

So, below is a chook egg

chook egg

and this is a guinea (or, as we sometimes say, “faux-chook) egg.

guinea egg

The classic (1975) book, “Guinea Fowl” edited by Van Hoeesen and Stromberg describes guinea eggs as “delicious”. However, until our guineas learn to lay their eggs like the chooks do…

eggs in nest

…and not in the barn (where I found these eggs), buried under the straw where the sheep sleep, I will NOT be eating them. The book also says that guineas “…often thrive under haphazard methods and in almost complete freedom” sounds like a good fit for our farm!

Now, you’ll have to excuse me – I am off to read the chapter “Guineas for Farm Women”.

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