Can Guineas Fetilize a Chicken Egg

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Chicky_Baby, May 9, 2011.

  1. Chicky_Baby

    Chicky_Baby Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2011
    I have a family member who is really skitish about fertilized eggs and am begining to think guineas are the answer to my fly problem but I keep seeing things about guineas mating with chickens. If they can't produce offspring I don't think she will have issues with the mating but if they ever create a fertile egg and it slips past me that is the last egg she will ever eat, lol. So for the sake of not starving my aunt can a guinea knock up a chicken.[​IMG]
  2. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    just don't keep a rooster with your chickens and you won't ever have to worry about the fetilizedd egg thing.
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Yes. It is rare and the offspring are sterile, but it does happen.

    It also does happen that people hatch chickens from ordinary store bought eggs, although again, it is rare.
  4. Chicky_Baby

    Chicky_Baby Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2011
    Quote:OMG ddawn if I tell her that she will NEVER eat anything again, lolololololololol. We will keep this classified as top secret.[​IMG]
  5. beesong

    beesong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes. I had a guinea and a silkie cross once; the offspring were really wild looking.
  6. lutz123

    lutz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does she open it up to check for a blastodisc? I wouldn't worry about it. It's not like there would be little embryos floating around in her omelet. I mean, it still grosses me out a bit, but I do get that there really isn't much difference that early on.
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Big Oak Valley, CA
    Quote:[​IMG] LOL... an embryo omelet... ick! I think that would most definitely turn me off eggs, lol.

    Chicky... Just be sure to collect the eggs for your aunt a few times a day and refrigerate them right away and assure her that nothing will develop in a fresh, cold fertile egg, lol.
  8. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    I don't know how this family member would ever know they were fertile unless you told her. Just tell her you only cook the infertile ones..... [​IMG]
  9. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    I want to see a picture of a guinea mix with a chicken! This seams really cool!

  10. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    SouthWestern Ohio
    Quote:Me Tooooo!!! that sounds wild

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