Fertilized or Not ????

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by CK Chickadilly, May 15, 2010.

  1. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    I put a bunch of guinea egss in the bator about a month ago & not one was fertilized. [​IMG] Now I have a blue girl that is laying on a pile of eggs....

    Does that mean they are fertile now? Do they know when their eggs are fertile? My pearl guineas are a year old now & the other colors will be a year old in the fall.

    Any ideas on fertilization???? Thanks
     
  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Are you sure you have a male?

    The very first egg my guineas laid were fertile...crack some open to check for a bullseye...if you see one...they are fertile...
     
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Yes I have 2 males......I have a mess of eggs for breakfast tomorrow....will check for the bulls eye.
     
  4. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    The ones we ate this morning were a couple of weeks old & they were not fertilized.....so my question again is....

    Does a broody guinea hen laying on eggs know that the eggs are fertilized????
     
  5. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 29, 2009
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    They have no idea. They'll sit forever on eggs that will never hatch. One by one they'll kick them out as they start to rot. Same with chickens, ducks and geese.
     
  6. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    They will set on golf balls...what is the ratio of roos to hens?
     
  7. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    2 Roos & 14 hens
     

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