Guinea Fowl And Quail

Particular care must be taken to avoid injuring these birds. With two hands placed securely over the wings, lift the birds bodily with the legs hanging free. These birds must never be caught by one leg as there is a high risk of hip dislocation or bone breakage. 

Once you have hold of the bird, slide one hand under the body and firmly clench the legs between your fingers (positioning one finger between the legs) and support the bird’s breast on the palm of the same hand. The wings can then be controlled by your opposite hand or by holding the bird against your body, under your arm.


Holding guinea fowl safely and securely. The head is accessible for stunning.


Remember: Always handle birds with care and consideration.

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