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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.
Awwww-- congrats Cynthia 12 +33
33 Five are enough to wear me out.
Another odd thing about guineas is that they do better in pairs. You can have more girls than boys but more boys than girls is problematic. They will flock most of the time, but the boys will fight over the girls if they don't have one of their own.
Who else is having a problem with their hens slowing down on laying? out of 18 hens I am only getting abt. 7 eggs a day.
It's the Broody fever!
Seems like all mine are broody. So broody that all 11 nests are taken, 2 are on the floor due to lack of space, and one is cohabitating with another in a nest = 14 broodies.
So I got 11 eggs today.
I only have one that is a good Mom, but others that keep playing at it. The problem is that they stop laying eggs. One has sat on eggs for a week twice this season and got off. No eggs from her in a long time.
These are two weeks old and doing great with a Foster Mom:
I only have one broody hen that I plan on slipping some of Arielle's sweet grass turkey eggs under tonight. I tried 2 times last year to hatch some and failed miserbly. Hopefully the broody will do the trick!
SCG I don't know what I would do if I had that many broodies at one time. But I'm sure my turn will come.
Ron your chicks and foster mom are so cute! What kind of hen is she? She looks like my Splash Andalusian hen from behind.
My broody accepted the eggs and nestled them where she wanted them and stayed on the nest! Wish me luck please.
She is a Splash Barnveldner, a cross from a Barnveldner and an EE. She was supposed to lay Olive eggs but did not get the blue egg shell gene. I do not care because she is a great Mom!
I hope the make it!