GUINEA FOWL: BECOMING EVER-PRESENT AND MORE POPULAR OFFERING A GREAT GAME OPTION IN THE SUMMER MONTHS REARED FOR THE TABLE, SO THEY MAKE A GREAT MEAL, WITH THE TEXTURE OF CHICKEN AND STRONG EARTHY, GAME FLAVOUR
When we were kids, my brother, for some unknown reason, decided to keep ‘skinny bods’ (as they used to be known down the Esk Valley), or ‘middle-of-the-road birds’, as Mr Firth now calls them. I think he had a multi-million pound. money-making scheme planned out, but their popularity wasn’t massive thirty years ago, as it isn’t now really. The demand was low and the feed costs were high, costing him more than he could charge for the birds. Added to that, when it came to the crunch, he couldn’t kill them either. Poor Dad (our resident chief executioner!) had to ‘do’ them for him.