Raising Guinea Fowl 101

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by houndit, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. wardrip402

    wardrip402 New Egg

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    How many baby guineas have in 1 litter? We just found out that we have 25 new babies and we only have 1 silver and 2 dark grey ones. Just wondering.
     
  2. itsjustme

    itsjustme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry I'm confused. Did your guineas brood and hatch eggs? I had a hen set on about 35 eggs but I believe it was a community nest and more than 1 bird laid there. I have heard guineas will lay a large nest by themselves mine have just not had a chance to.
     
  3. wardrip402

    wardrip402 New Egg

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    Yes they brood and hatched eggs that's why we have 25 baby chicks. We only have 1 white and 2 grey's. Was just wondering about how many babies 1 Guinea can have. The adult Guinea's are very protective of the young and they are doing just fine.
     
  4. lizzybaxter

    lizzybaxter Out Of The Brooder

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    My guineas, Maude and Claude, had 22 eggs. One died in the shell, 4 never hatched, I stole 16 and put them in the brooder, and I left her one baby. Just wasn't sure how good a mom she would be, and it's been very rainy. We also have a lot of barn cats, just a lot of factors....I am watching the little family now wander through the yard-- they are so adorable. I am very glad, though, that I took most of the babies.
     
  5. itsjustme

    itsjustme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard they will lay up to 30. But like I said mine will share a nest up until 1 hen decides to set. The rest wil go find some place else to lay wor will set with her. I have 10 and though I'm not positive I think I'm nearly even on boys and girls. I had 3 hens set for weeks until another hen ran them off and took over. I believe she finally hatched 1. But by the time I realized she was off the nest and gone. I couldn't find her for days. Then all the sudden she was back, but no baby. Later she was gone again and I again couldn't fnd her. I see her every once in awhile. Idk why she keeps leaving where she goes or what she's doing? I dout she's setting she wouldnt have had enough time to rebuild a nest and lay enough eggs to incubate. I have another guinea setting now but she doesn't have many eggs under her. Yesterday. She rolked a few eggs out of the nest. I'm guessing they weren't good?
     
  6. arnr1530

    arnr1530 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello ya'll i am new to guinea fowl world i just got 4 new baby keets today 1 lavender and 3 pearls!!! i love them already and they are doing great .... these are some pics i took after i got them home!!!
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  7. Paulajon

    Paulajon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. starlingdaly

    starlingdaly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your pearls look a bit more like royal purples to me... But I am new too, so could definitely be wrong. :)
     
  9. Mmmaddie13

    Mmmaddie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are probably blended down Pied Pearls. I have plenty of those. [​IMG]
     
  10. starlingdaly

    starlingdaly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooooo, I learned a new thing! :)
     

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