Laying

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Crazy Chicken Fever, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Crazy Chicken Fever

    Crazy Chicken Fever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the age a guinea will start laying? I have a few wild colored adults that were hatched in the spring. I asume they will not lay until next year, but thought I would ask.


    How many years will a guinea lay?
     
  2. Aj1911

    Aj1911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they can lay at 6 months of age

    they lay April-October

    and they lay for all they're lives (as in the same amount of eggs each year for as long as they live)
     
  3. Crazy Chicken Fever

    Crazy Chicken Fever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for answering.

    That is awesome! I have a beautiful flock and cannot wait until they start laying. Should be in October. Unless they laying now and hiding them on me.

    Will they mate with any rooster, or do they have to select a mate like turkeys?
     
  4. Aj1911

    Aj1911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they probably wont lay tell next year.

    and they choose 1 mate for life so its best to have them paired up
     
  5. Debbienmousey

    Debbienmousey Chillin' With My Peeps

    The guineas will each find their own mate, some cocks may take on more than 1 hen.

    And yes they'll most likely start laying the spring after they were hatched.

    (as for hiding the eggs, they will probably only be doing that if they have a nest, because on days that my guineas do not get let out to free-range the hens just lay in the coop. Also if my hens don't have a nest, they'll lay in the coop or in the run.)
     

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