Age Guineas start to lay

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SGM, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I acquired 4 guineas a few months ago (2 are hens that we know of) and they were hatched May 1st. So I was curious if they'll lay this year or skip and wait till the spring to start laying. May puts them at about 16 weeks old now.
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Mine started laying in December; it was her first egg. They usually lay at 16 weeks or thereabout. They may lay a few then quit till spring. Hard to say.
     
  3. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks. Should I separate the RIRs and Guineas? They've been together for a long time. I had thought about building a separate pen to put the RIRs in or maybe just a coop and letting them free range. The Guineas I'll keep up. The ones we had a couple years ago would be on the roof and the barn roofs squawking up a storm so I'm sure the neighbors hate the guineas. [​IMG]
     
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I've heard lots of folks say you shouldn't have the guineas with the chickens. Mine are a few months old now and follow one of my Black Sexies around like they are her chicks.

    Yeah, they squawk up a storm!!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I do not have guineas at the moment due to bloodshed in the barnyard-they hated my RIR hens. ONLY my RIR hens.
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:[​IMG] Strange.
     

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