Nest boxes

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by RuffTuffCreampuff, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. RuffTuffCreampuff

    RuffTuffCreampuff Songster

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    DH is building a hoop coop for our guineas. I was wondering if they would use nest boxes that are raised a few feet off the ground, like a chicken would, or do they only nest on the ground?

    Thanks..

    Pam
     
  2. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

    May 13, 2009
    Central MO
    OOOhh I would like to know as well, I have1 guinea egg in the bator and 3 buinea chicks I picked up this afternoon - gotta be prepared! Kudos - that is a question I had not even thought of yet!
     
  3. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Songster

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    A few weeks ago I was at a farm to buy guinea eggs and saw a half bushel basket hanging about 4 feet high on the wall of the tractor barn and it had a guinea sitting on a clutch of eggs down inside it so I don't know why they wouldn't use a nest box.
     
  4. RuffTuffCreampuff

    RuffTuffCreampuff Songster

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    I bet that was a picturesque scene, thanks for the info.

    Pam
     
  5. damselfish

    damselfish Songster

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    Ours chose the corner floor of the chicken coop instead of the nests just above them. The nests they rejected are about 18" off the ground.

    So, my experience is that they like the floor...I guess everybody's guineas are different.

    Good luck, ours just hatched 3 keets yesterday, our first babies ever born "on the farm".
     

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