RuffTuffCreampuff

Songster
10 Years
Mar 27, 2009
332
3
129
Gainesville, Texas
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
 

gocrow77

Crow's Nest
10 Years
May 13, 2009
1,174
8
163
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!
 

Struttn1

Songster
11 Years
May 4, 2008
878
21
176
Southern Illinois
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.
 

damselfish

Songster
11 Years
Mar 8, 2008
971
103
199
Southwest Missouri
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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