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

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    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

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    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 Moderator Staff Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I want to see a picture of a guinea mix with a chicken! This seams really cool!

    Nate
     
  10. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Me Tooooo!!! that sounds wild
     

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