First Egg at 15 weeks

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Larry33843, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Larry33843

    Larry33843 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was quite surprised (and pleased) to find a quarter sized egg in the guinea hoop coop this afternoon. They're 107 days old and somebody's already laying.
     
  2. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! You're way ahead of most of us, who are running around the yard trying to figure out where they've put their eggs this time.
     
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    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Larry33843

    Larry33843 Out Of The Brooder

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    Another tiny egg in the "hoop coop" this morning. Two "first eggs" within a week. They're 110 days old today.
    My question now, will same hen lay more than one small egg before settling in laying guinea sized eggs ?
    I tend to believe these eggs might be from different hens, I think first one was whiter, the second one looks more color of brown chicken egg. I've got Lavenders, brown or chocolates and pieds. Do the different colors lay different shades of egg ?
     
  5. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait wait...guineas will lay there first year? Everything I read said they will not lay till the following summer. That's good to know.

    Congrats!
     
  6. Larry33843

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    These sure are laying first year. There's nobody else in the hoop coop but the brood I hatched in late March. These were the first eggs I could find showing fertility in late February, in California and Maryland.
    There's some French from Maryland and powder blue (not sure what color they're called, but powder blue with white dots), Pearl Grey, Royal Purple, chocolate or brown and Pied from California.
    Do the French lay earlier ? They sure are big, almost twice as big as any of the regular size.
    Plan on processing two of the French tomorrow. If any of the seven French are hens, they better speak up tomorrow when it counts. I'd much rather find a pair of testes than a bunch of eggs forming when they're being processed.
    That's strange, but here in Central Florida, we've always referred to processing as "dressing" an animal, as in "field dressing". I guess "processing" sound more clinical
    , maybe easier to handle in our minds.
     

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