New To Guinea's

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by jones-e, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. jones-e

    jones-e In the Brooder

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    at what age do guinea fowl start laying and can u eat the eggs and the guinea after they reach a certain age?
     
  2. ziggywiggy

    ziggywiggy Songster

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    Guineas are excellant eating. Mine don't lay until the following spring from when they were hatched and the eggs are very good.
    Guineas are much wilder than chickens and very independent.
     
  3. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    Ontario
    Hope you dont mind me buttin' in Jones-e......by the way if I havnt said it already [​IMG]....did you get rain last night? We had out first crazy storm of the year !~!!!...alot of heat lightning ....well anyways .....
    I wanted to ask also ...when you get Guinea's should you keep them in the coop for a period of time like you do when you get new chickens ?...so they know where home is ...I also heard they like to do there own thing and we have woods surronding us ..will they come back to roost?..thanks folks ...
     
  4. ziggywiggy

    ziggywiggy Songster

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    Yes keep them in the coup for a while. Mine run all over the neighborhood even after they have been locked down for weeks.
    Luckily, I have very nice neighbors who think the guineas are cool.
     
  5. smfamf

    smfamf Songster

    Aug 3, 2009
    Oklahoma
    My guineas started laying eggs at 17 wks. They were raised with chicken the same age. They actually started laying before the chickens. They roost every night with my chickens. The eggs and meat taste almost the same as chicken also. However guineas are all dark meat. Hope this helps.
     
  6. Cockadoodlezoo

    Cockadoodlezoo In the Brooder

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    Guinea eggs are good! Just remember when cooking to use 2 guinea eggs to 1 chicken! Mmmm, Delcious!
     

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