How many eggs do you get from your guineas?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Oblio13, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I just found this statement on the internet:

    "Guinea hens under free-range conditions can lay up to 60 eggs per season, while well-managed birds under intensive management can lay up to 200 eggs per year."

    If I could figure out how to get 200 eggs per year from Guineas, I'd like them better than chickens.
    Our half-dozen live in a tree in our front yard. They're loud sometimes, but even our neighbors appreciate their insatiable appetite for Japanese beetles.

    I was under the impression that they only lay 40-50 eggs per year, and only in the spring and summer. They're delicious, but we don't find many of them.

    I figure our Marans lay 130-150 eggs per year, and our Silkies 80-100.
  2. Renegade

    Renegade Songster

    Oct 8, 2007
    Griffin, GA
    On average they will lay between 60-100 but if they are free range birds you'll be lucky to find half of them. Guineas are very good at hiding eggs.

    Last edited: Apr 2, 2008

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