Found the nest!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by poultryfan73, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today i found where my 2 hens are laying their eggs! Theres 11! How many more do you think they lay until one of the two start sitting?
     
  2. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have started sitting with around 20-30 in the past. But if you have more than one female, the others will keep on laying in the nest while she's setting. So you may want to mark the eggs yours starts with, and pull out any new ones that appear. You'll have to be sneaky and do it while she's on a food break, preferably out of sight.

    We did not do this for our hen that was just setting, and ended up with only 4 keets out of a nest of 40+ eggs. It was a "live & learn" thing for us, next time we'll know better.
     
  3. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright i think whichever hen starts to sit first i will let her out and lock the rest up. Shes in a descent spot to lay.
     

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