Guinea Fowl come from sub-Saharan Africawhere they have been kept for meat, eggs and feathers for several hundred years. In some parts of the world, including Central and Northern Europe, the Guinea Fowl has become a popular alternative to turkey for Christmas lunch. The meat is drier and gamier than both chicken and turkey.
Guinea Fowl will lay 8-15 eggs in a clutch and the young are born after about a month. A young Guinea Fowl is known as a keet. The eggs are significantly richer than chicken eggs and are seen as a delicacy in many parts of the world.