What do you think

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dfunnyfarm, May 7, 2008.

  1. dfunnyfarm

    dfunnyfarm Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    My neighbor has chickens,ducks, greese, turkeys, peacocks, and guiena's. They are free range and the peacocks and gueineas think they like in my chicken coop/run. The question I have for you guys is the guienas keep laying eggs in my chicken run behind the tree and I have broody hens right now that I don't want to hatch any baby chicks right now. So I was wondering if I could give them some gueina eggs to sit because I would really love to have my own gueinas. My neighbors don't do anything with the eggs of any of their birds they just leave them sitting all over the place. Part of me says it is stealing if I take the eggs but I am only going to take the ones layed in my chicken pen. What do you guys think?
  2. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    If they lay in your pen they are yours.
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Can you ask your neighbor? Just say that his/her Guineas are laying eggs in your coop and you'd like to keep some.

    If you can't ask your neighbor for whatever reason then I would say that since they are laid inside your coop ... they are yours.
  4. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Songster

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    I'd hatch them, or let your hen hatch them. it takes 26-28 days for guineas, I have them and have 2 incubators with guinea eggs!
    I agree, if they are on your land they are yours.
    we clip our guinea's wings at first so they stay on our property, we have our property fenced in.
  5. I would hatch them too! Your neighbor doesnt have to know after all they layed them in your yard so technically they are yours.
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    If they are laying eggs in your coop, they've probably eaten some of your feed, too. So I think the eggs are a fair trade [​IMG]
  7. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Songster

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    maybe if you said something to your neighbor they may come with a bucket of eggs for you to hatch if they don't use them! We do that with our neighbors, everytime they have a broody hen, we bring them eggs to hatch, and visa versa!!

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