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Nov 14, 2010 04:02 AM

guinea hen

Anybody have a recommendation as to where I might find/order a whole guinea hen? I need to purchase this Wednesday. Frozen is fine.


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  1. I've seen what's labeled as *guinea fowl*, whole with head and feet still attached in the Chinese markets on Grand Street. They are usually about 2.5 - 3.5 pounds in size, if not mistaken.

    1. Go to Dean and Deluca, and have them order one from D'Artagnan for you -- this is what I do when I want excellent poussin.

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      1. re: Nancy S.

        Oh duh, D'Artagnan. I guess lots of places could theoretically order one for me from D'Artagnan, assuming they carry D'Artagnan products.....?

        1. re: gutsofsteel

          you could even order one directly from D'Artagnan -- -- roughly $25 for a whole bird.

          1. re: sunshine842

            Gotta have it Wednesday though...(nothing like planning ahead!)

            1. re: sunshine842

              But shipping is expensive. I recommend going through Dean and Deluca because they special order all the time and get daily deliveries. Also, at the Madison Ave. shop, the butcher is quite kind.

        2. If by some chance D&D is a bust, try Citarella or possibly Schatzie the Butcher on Amsterdam at 87th (212 410 1555). Was there the other day and saw a list of unusual items - I could be wrong, but think it might have included Guinea hen

          1. Citarella usually has it (call ahead)...

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            1. re: penthouse pup

              Surprisingly, I have bought D'Artagnan poultry from shops where it was not impeccably fresh. Accordingly, my recent tactic has been to order from D and D and specify that I want the freshest specimen possible. I have not been disappointed, and I think the prices are comparable.

            2. Violet Hill Farm should be at Union Square on Wednesday; I have seen the hens there but you would need to call and inquire...


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              1. re: erica

                Their guinea hens are excellent and less expensive than the butcher shops (usually under $20), but they don't always have them, so indeed it is a good idea to inquire/order ahead.