How many eggs will she lay before she decides to sit on the eggs ?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by IrishBoy, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

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    I never let any rais etheir own, course I sell them and need all the eggs i can get, but a brooder is a much safer enclose for them that being in with all those bird bird, one step by a TOM or HEN (I dont like jenny either LOL layers are hens) and it's done.
     
  2. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Songster

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    The hens do just fine raising the poults if you keep them confined to a pen until the poults are a few weeks old.
     
  3. IrishBoy

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    Can i allow her to set on chicken eggs?
     
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

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    sure
     
  5. Kay Rouse

    Kay Rouse In the Brooder

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    I have 30-40 Guinea eggs and my hen still has not gone broody. She always comes back to the pen to layher eggs. Should I just throw them away? Is there something I can do to make her go broody?
     
  6. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    Not all guinea hens will go broody. There is no known method to make any bird go broody. There are ways to discourage broodiness but none that will make them broody. You could put the eggs in an incubator or give them to a broody chicken if available. Many people eat guinea eggs.
     

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