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Guinea Fowl Free Range Laying

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by frapaz, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. frapaz

    frapaz New Egg

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    Howdy,
    Got our first spring with our Guineas. They are free range and cover around 2 acres, they tree roost. Been finding random eggs and the odd cluster of eggs around about. Ive never see a bird any of these being sat on by bird. Are these already abandoned or can they cope with prolonged hen absence ? Should I colate the rougue eggs into one of the nests? How long do exposed eggs have before they become dud ( unable to incubate )- it seems to blinking cold to me out there.
    We're in South australia - Spring is coming!
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2015
  2. Justso

    Justso Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    This sounds like a behavior that may be normal for guineas. I imagine they have a season when they do brood eggs probably when they feel food is readily available . You may want to post on the "Guinea thread." where the people certainly know much more than I. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
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  5. frapaz

    frapaz New Egg

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    Thanks for your friendly welcome - I will do
     
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  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flocK! We are glad you joined us!

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