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My guineas are brooding! I think

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I have managed to find every nest they made & am already incubating 17 eggs. I put 2 more under my broody Bantam Cochin (she was so pitiful brooding an empty bucket). Then, they started laying in a big planter bucket at the end of our storage trailer. I counted 17 eggs yesterday. Today a guinea hen is setting & my other hen is sitting on the ground beside her. I am going to roust her off & collect the eggs for incubation. Good idea? It's my 1st hatch. Started with 7 guineas, 6 made it to adulthood, & 4 for laying (2 males, 2 females--good luck from a straight run, right?). Sorry about the long post. I am so excited!
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You are so lucky! If be excited too. I don't know if mine are laying yet; if so I haven't found a nest yet.

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Thank you! I went all over the place looking & every time they were laying right in plain sight. The first egg was in the Chicken coop! It got cracked though. They were raised with the chickens & think one of my black hens is their mother. When a rooster (chicken) tried to mount their "mom," the Guinea roosters attack him & knock him off.
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My 1st batch of keets hatched!!! 11 of 17 from Incubator. Started hatching at 27 days & the rest look like quitters. I have 18 more eggs incubating & can't find the latest nest. But I will!!!
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