Guinea eggs

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Sherry, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Sherry

    Sherry Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Southern WV
    I let my guineas out to free range about a month ago. Today I found a nest with about 20 eggs.

    Question: Can I take the eggs out of the nest and put in an incubator. I don't know how old the first egg is. She's not sitting on the nest much if any. She roosts with the other hen and roo every night.

    Also, if I take some, if not all, the eggs out of the nest, will she/they find a new place to nest?

    Thank you for any info.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I would think that if you only take like half the eggs, she won't abondon the nest. However, I guess some birds can be much more picky. I'd take the newest eggs, as identified by the smallest air sac at the large end of the egg. You can see them with a high powered flashlight. Best of luck.

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