Is this a Guinea egg Pics Added

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by sonjab314, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I got a odd looking egg in my nest box today with my chicken eggs. I looked up guinea eggs online and, well, thats what it looks like to me. I will take a pic of it shortly to show you but have you ever known guineas to lay in nest boxes? I thought they made a nest in the grass somewhere to hide their eggs? [​IMG] One of my quineas was making the soft "chi chi chi" sound all day but I didnt pay much attn to it.
     
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  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    I have had them lay in a nest box before...I have had them lay in the middle of the run...I have had them lay next door under a bush...I have had them lay on top of the rabbit coop...I have had them...you get the point
     
  3. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Here are the pics. The egg in question is in the middle.

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  4. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

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    The second picture looks guinea to me not the first. But my monitor is acting up and is funny colors so ??????

    To me the guinea eggs seem to be kind of a triangle shape, at least that's what the ones I hatched out looked like. My guineas have not started to lay yet so ????
     
  5. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Frenchtoast, just to let you know, I candled my eggs I got from you and so far 9 out of 12 look good. [​IMG]
     
  6. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    The only other thing it could be is my Polish but the egg is more of a peachy/pinky tint and not white like polish eggs are.
     
  7. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    try to crack it open. then if you dont suceed its a guinea egg. you might need a hammer
     
  8. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I did one better. I stuck it in the bator with the other 2 eggs I collected today [​IMG] I can't stop myself.
     
  9. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    It is the shape and color of a guinea egg. Can you see the pores really well on the shell? If so, guinea egg for sure.
     
  10. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Quote:[​IMG] They take 28 days, but ine always seemed to want to hatch at 26 [​IMG]
     

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