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Guinea Eggs

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by MamaheninKY, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. MamaheninKY

    MamaheninKY In the Brooder

    I need a little help here from my fellow members. I'm completely new to raising guineas so I have a couple of questions.

    My guineas and silkies are in the same pen, about a month ago I started find eggs in a ground nest but I assumed it was the silkies laying them until today. When I went to the pen to collect the eggs this afternoon I noticed a guinea was sitting on the nest and the egg was very warm as if it had just been hatched. What puzzles me is the eggs I've been getting are very small and brown in color. For some reason I thought guinea eggs were the same size as a normal hen's egg and I never read anything about them being light brown. Do you think I have a guinea laying or a silkie laying?
  2. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    My guinea eggs were usually a lighter brown, and way smaller than a normal hen's egg. Guinea eggs are very distinct. They have a very different shape to them, you can check them out here.

  3. MamaheninKY

    MamaheninKY In the Brooder

    Thanks so much! I do have guinea eggs instead of Silkie eggs as I first thought. I looked and looked for a website that showed different sizes of eggs but couldn't find anything until you sent me that links.

    Thanks again!

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