Anyone still hatching?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by kyle7630, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. kyle7630

    kyle7630 Songster

    Aug 14, 2008
    Semora NC
    I thought it was kinda late, but my oldest hen went missing a couple days ago and I found her on a small nest of 15 eggs. I thought is was a little late for this on the East coast. This makes 4 times this season for her. Is that typical?

  2. casuarius

    casuarius Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    Mine are still laying. and I have eggs in the incubator from my exotic guineas.
  3. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:I am hearing spattering of talk on the internet about the guineas laying later in the season than ever before. I think it may be all about the odd weather everyone has been having. I am in San Diego so our winters are pretty mellow for the most part....
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    BFE, CA
    I stopped setting eggs in the incubators last month (by choice cuz I am burned out on brooder cleaning!), and then just collected the eggs daily for consumption... altho the egg numbers were already dwindling at that point. They have finally all stopped laying and everyone's molthing like crazy, so I won't see any more eggs until January.

    ETA this year was an exceptionally long laying season here for me... from early January to mid/late September! 8 months, and probably collected over 2000 eggs, easily.

    And yes, a Guinea Hen will keep laying all thru their laying season (Spring thru Fall), if you keep collecting her eggs/clutches and not let her hatch any of them out. A typical Guinea Hen will lay 100-150 eggs each year if they are not allowed to go broody and get busy raising keets. They'll just keep trying to reproduce until their bodies tell them it's time to quit for the year and molt. So her 4th time is normal, especially if she and her mate are healthy [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  5. southern oaks

    southern oaks Chirping

    Jan 14, 2011
    Southern Illinois
    September 30th 2011... yes still hatching in Illinois..... [​IMG] this is the last......

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