Guinea Egg Size

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by MissPrissy, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am curious about the size of different guinea eggs. When I purchased some guinea eggs in the spring they were very small eggs. Smaller than I had ever seen. My guineas lay large eggs. To my understanding this is not the normal????

    MarlinChaser, this is a trio of eggs from today. None of my guineas eggs have ever been banty sized. The guinea egg is in the center.

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    Anyone else have large guinea eggs equal in size to large chicken eggs?
     
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    mine are as big as chicken eggs,, and the woman i buy from says hers are the same size,,,i've actually never seen a small one.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd say mine are generally smaller than that, and a bit different in shape.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is hard to see the shape fromt he camera angle. They are triangular with the rounded top.
     
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Wow, Miss P. I wish my guinea eggs were large like yours! Mine are the same size as the eggs I get from my silkie hen. Brown, triangular shaped and very small.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Then yours are shaped like mine.....just larger.
     
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  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i just went to look for some,,i couldnt find em,,but the lady down the street had a few of hers,, hers are pretty small,,hehe [​IMG]
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  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
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    I got some from wildernessdweller in Maine for hatching. The eggs were almost as big as chicken eggs. I can't wait to get some eggs from them [​IMG]
     
  9. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
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    Is it hijacking the thread if I ask if you eat Guinea eggs like chicken eggs?
     
  10. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    yes, and yes ...hehe [​IMG]
     

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