My guineas are laying!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by TarheelBirdy, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I let my guineas out this morning, I did my typical "once-over" in their room (aka stalk every square inch hoping to find the first egg) and I found the first egg!!! So cool - my babies that I hatched last year are now laying!! HOORAY!!!
     
  2. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!! I wish mine would start. I saw them mating a couple days ago.....does that mean they will start soon?????
     
  3. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know if the act of mating and when they start laying are related.

    If they were, my hens would be laying eggs every few minutes lol.
     
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats Tar! I've started getting 1-2 eggs a day from my main flock of Pieds this week, and I've noticed my flock of Browns and Chocolates trying to breed the past week and a half or so (the young males are not too bright yet and will rush at the Hens while they are on a hillside and slide off before completing the task, lol). So I may be seeing eggs from that flock soon too... I figured I would have by now, but nope.

    I forget if I asked you already, how many Hens do you have this year?

    How bout you Ashley, how many Hens will you be collecting eggs from?
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I spoke too soon, and my Guineas made a liar out of me yet again [​IMG] ... I let the[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] flock of Browns and Chocolates out to free range a little while ago and found the first egg from them. but rather than crack it open and check for the bullseye, I'm just gonna put it in one of the incubators when I set egg batch #10 later this evening... [/FONT][​IMG]
     
  6. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I've only got 7 hens this year. I think with 7 that should be just enough so that I can hatch and sell some but not be overloaded with eggs. lol!
     
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those 7 Hens will probably lay at least 100 eggs each this season unless they go broody on a nest, so yah, you'll have plenty of eggs, lol.
     
  8. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah! and I can't wait for it all to start! I really try to make sure none of them go broody, cause as soon as they do something is sure to get them.
     
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  9. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have three hens.
     
  10. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 Hens = 300 eggs!!! [​IMG]
     

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