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Guinea hen making a nest - hopeful?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    My Pied Female was in the coop this evening making a nest in the dirt under the nesting box - is this a hopeful sign or normal behavior.

    She wasn't Dust Bathing. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2011
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    WOW that is early, ours normally nest in May...Wow! You might have guineas....Is she a first timeer???
    Great luck! Nancy
     
  3. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know usually it is april before they lay but you are in texas so maybe.
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I have some young guineas laying an egg here and there, but my older guineas are not laying anything thank god, i need a break from nest hunting.
    My hens don't start to sit till they got a mountian of eggs under them so i hatch all mine in a sportsman.
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    bargain Yes she's a 1st Timer. [​IMG]
     
  6. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you live in Texas, and she's a first timer . . . so it's very possible she could have been. Keep watching her. Lucky you. I have a first timer as well and she hasnt even went behind the board that I put in the coop.
    She likes my chickens too much so I dout she will lay outside somewhere. I put a board in the back of my coop, to make an A-Frame.
    But yet keep a close eye on your's. It's very possible.
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    So far I haven't found any eggs.
     
  8. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like given time you will find lots of eggs....I love them. To me they have the best taste of any eggs. Once you get past that hard shell.
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I've never eaten Guinea eggs..I got 12 from a friend once but I gave'em to a broody hen!
     
  10. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to get some now, just for the taste of the eggs....WHY DID I JOIN THIS BYC!!!! NOW I WANT EVERYTHING I READ ABOUT..and every kind. I was perfectly content with my 26 hens last year....now 80+ chickens and 4 new ducks..and now I want guineas...ughhhh
     

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