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Guinea mating question.

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by StephensonC, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that Guinea's are seasonal layers and figured mine would start in the spring. But, I've noticed that 2 of them have been mating now for about 3 weeks. Do I need to go on an egg hunt? They roam all over the place during the day on 55 acres.
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are mating but not laying eggs. I usually don't start looking for eggs before March.
     
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  3. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was thinking, but wanted to make sure. Thanks!
     
  4. Cajungirl86

    Cajungirl86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, so I was thinking the same thing...but my guineas apparently missed that memo...they started laying eggs two weeks ago ! They just turned four months old the 17th...:barnie
     
  5. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting!!
     
  6. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does that mean they are predicting an early spring? I hope so!
     
  7. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too! Was just talking about that!! Is Michigan in the path of that HUGE snow storm that's heading north? We are just getting rain down here in NC.
     
  8. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    That storm is missing us. We have had very little in the way of snow fall this year. Nothing like last year! I would love an early spring but only if it is really going to stay.
     
  9. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

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    Our 8 months old guineas started laying last weekend here in PA, and it is still pretty cold. I'm going to try hatching the eggs of course, but I suppose they might not be fertile until later in the spring. I was not expecting them to lay until March.
     
  10. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's wonderful. The days are getting a little longer here in NC and a few of my chicken pullets just started this week, so maybe the guineas will be soon!! I'm dying to hatch some too!!
     

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