French Guinea Keets


Guinea Fowl originated in the dry regions of Africa, and were introduced to the United States before the Civil War. The demand for Guinea Hens is increasing as they are becoming known for their tender, lean meat. JM Hatchery LLC imports their breeding stock of Guinea Fowl from France. This French Guinea breed is often raised for meat as the birds grow considerably faster than other guinea varieties and are about 2 pounds heavier than the common Guinea Fowl. Their dark meat is demanded by many restaurants.


Guinea Hens have a standing reputation for their “watch dog” personalities and for their helpfulness in reducing the insect population, including ticks. The delicately speckled eggs hatch into young birds called “keets.” Keets mature into birds known for their unique ornamental value. After the keets have grown past two weeks old, they are one of the hardiest domestic fowl.


Myth – In recent years a myth has spread concerning French guineas and an inability to reproduce naturally. This is simply not true. French guineas are natural and normal in every way and can reproduce like any other guinea. Guineas are wild birds and no type of guinea reproduces well if confined inside a barn. Therefore, if French guineas are allowed to free range, they will reproduce naturally like any other guinea.


New broods are hatched and shipped every week of the year on Wednesdays.  Because there is no one in the USA capable of sexing guineas, you will shipped a straight run mix of males and females.


Quantity Discounts:

Quantity: 15+ 50+ 100+
Price: $3.95 $2.95 $2.05
You save: 25.3% 48%


We no longer allow pickups at the hatchery.  However, you can purchase our guinea keets at two local businesses.


You can pick them up without ordering ahead at Good’s Feed Mill, 949 Dry Tavern Road, East Earl, PA.  We recommend that you call them for availability at (717) 445-4353.


For information on caring for Guinea Keets, please see our Guinea Care page.


Next available ship date – Sold out until October 27



Keets can be ordered either with or without pinioning. Pinioning costs an additional 10 cents per keet.


To order online, select an amount below, choose a pinion option, and then click the “Add to cart” button.


SKU: FG Category: Tag:

Additional information


No pinioning, Pinioned