I got my first...............

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chickenlittle32, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    GUINEA EGG!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] I have no idea which one is laying yet...lol...simply bc I can't tell them apart still...it was funny that we just made more nests for the chickens yesterday bc the guineas would sit in the nests and not allow the chickens to lay there..
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Mine free range, I'll probably never see an egg. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Yeah I have heard that they like to hide their nests....I found another egg today!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope you don't mind but... why do you have guineas?

    Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese I get, but why guineas?
    My Grampa had some at one point, but I never knew why.
    We never had guinea for supper, and I don't recall eating guinea eggs.

    I do remember LOVING the feathers. Awesome little checkerboard pattern. [​IMG]

    Feel free to ignore, just thought I'd ask as I'm just a nosey posey.
     
  5. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Don't apologize for asking questions...I have them 1)...because my hubby just had to have them...

    Then, after doing research, and asking questions here...I found out about my second reason for having them...and that is that they make good guard "dogs" of the chicken yard...alerting if there is something strange aound the yard...they also eat snakes, insects, etc...(they don't even let our yard cat in the run...when we decided to put our rabbit loose in the yard...the guineas went after him for about a week...)

    The eggs are edible and I have heard that the meat is dark and good in a gumbo...LOL
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2009
  6. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Reaaallly. Wow. Thanks so much for the input.

    I never did know why Papa Dub wanted them. They seemed dumb as posts (as per the ran into the road stories) so I didn't get it.
    And now Papa is gone, so I can't ask. Appreciate the info very much. [​IMG] Esp. since I hate snakes.
     
  7. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    The even eat mosquitoes...which is a plus for here in LA!
     
  8. maine chicks

    maine chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have guineas you don't need cable TV. They are way more fun to watch. They are tick vaccums. Dogs don't bring any hitch hikers into the house since we have had the guineas.
     

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