Guinea eggs

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by woodmort, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to this guinea fowl business and have 6 hens that are just about 4 months old in with my chickens, some of which are brown-egg layer pullets of the same age. I've been finding small eggs on the floor of the hen house for the passed couple of weeks that I assumed were pullet eggs but now I'm not too sure. Some are completely round and look like ping pong balls but all are "brown" in color. What exactly do guinea eggs look like? Color/size. Thanks.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's been a while, but in my recollection guinea fowl eggs are more rounded on the large end and more pointy on the small end than chicken eggs. Also I don't remember guinea hens laying their first seaon, but its been a while. [​IMG]


    Good to see you back posting once again.
     
  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your Guineas are old enough to lay (they can begin to lay as early as 15-16 wks old), but they may not start laying regularly since the typical Guinea laying season is soon coming to an end (Guinea laying season is Spring thru Fall).

    Pullet eggs (from Guinea Hens) can sometimes be extra small and odd shaped for a while until their reproductive system gets on track... and some can even be what are called "fart eggs" (really really small and round, and typically yolk-less). The normal shape of a Guinea egg is fat and round at one end, narrow and pointy at the other. The egg shell color varies from Hen to Hen, and some have speckles, some don't, but here's a few pics of Guinea eggs...

    Large Chicken egg in the center:
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    Double yolker top center:
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    Guinea Pullet egg on the left, medium Brown chicken egg on the right:
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  4. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks PeepsCA--it appears I'm getting both pullet and guinea eggs--all have yolks however--at least the ones I've used. Typically they have very hard shells as well, harder than the chicken eggs.
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yah, I forgot to mention the shell thickness, that's a definite give away.

    A while back someone else posted a thread asking how to identify a Guinea egg vs a chicken egg... and someone responded with "Drop it on cement, if it doesn't break it's a Guinea egg" lol [​IMG]
     

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