How old until they start laying?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    How old do guineas have to be until they start laying?
    Mine are 4 months old, fixing to be 5 months old next month. Got them the first of June.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine don't start laying until the spring after they hatch.
     
  3. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
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    Yep... Katy is right,,, will prolly be next spring... [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I know that ... but how old do they have to be!! How many months? Ya know, chickens is 5 months.
     
  5. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
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    Well OK...... 18 to 20 weeks.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Well, mine usually hatch out july or August and don't start laying until June of the next year so about 10-11 months old.
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:[​IMG] THANK YOU! [​IMG]
    ( Didn't mean to sounds rude ... [​IMG] )
     
  8. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Good to know. I just hatchout out 11 today [​IMG]

    And I have 5 Four month olds [​IMG]

    THese are hilarious birds!!
     
  9. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    The early season birds can lay in the fall just like turkeys. A few of my April hatched guineas have started laying an egg here and there but most will wait until the following spring but 18-20 weeks is the age I have observed in my birds. I am in Texas and it is still warm here and maybe in colder climates you won't see those young guineas laying.
     
  10. Larry33843

    Larry33843 Out Of The Brooder

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    The guineas I hatched on March 26, 2010 started laying at 100 days, that's 3 months and 10 days. They layed about 100 eggs and haven't layed since Sept. 3. I have 27 birds total, not sure how many hens. I turned them out to free range a three quarter acre garden area on Sept. 1st and they continued to lay for 2 or 3 days and haven't seen an egg since. I still put out layer pellets and oyster shell for them but they don't eat it like when they were penned. I'm hoping they're working on the bugs in the vegetable garden. Getting ready to plant and anxious to see how they treat the vegetable seedlings.
     

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