Guineas not "popping the popcorn"

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by armstrong6114, May 19, 2016.

  1. armstrong6114

    armstrong6114 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there!

    I have a pair of guineas that I got as keets the end of last summer. They've grown and matured and the female is laying eggs. I know I have a male because of the sound the other makes. But, none of my eggs are fertile. My question is, if they're the same age and the female is been laying eggs for over a month now, is my fella not interested in his lady to shake and bake?... Is it normal for a pair of guineas not to mate or am I hoping they'd do their thing to early?

    Thank ya!
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Are your absolutely sure you don't have two females?
     
  3. armstrong6114

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    I'm quite sure. The other doesn't lay eggs and waddles are larger than the one I know is a female. And one sounds are very distinct than the other... These are my first guineas but the YouTube videos I've watched match the sound of a male and female that mine make.
    I'm at a loss. Haha!
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    How are you determining if the eggs are fertile?
     
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    I've placed eggs in the incubator and candles after 10 or so days with no development. Cracked one open after I took them out to confirm and nope.. No development.
     
  6. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay. Im not sure. Maybe he's infertile, not trying, or she is rejecting him. Does he chase her? It sounds like you have them penned, am I right?
     
  7. armstrong6114

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    No, they do free range but stay with the chickens. He will chase the chickens but I have not really seen him chase her. Although, he had a chicken cornered he other day... Think he's getting confused? ha! I may just chalk it up and say I have a dud guinea. Get a couple more keets and hope one of them turn out to be a male too.

    Thank you much for trying to think through it with me!!
     
  8. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have a rooster?

    Also, were they raised together with the chickens?
     

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