What is my guinea doing?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by louieloui, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. louieloui

    louieloui Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 12, 2010
    I have a guinea--or maybe it's different ones doing this--who keeps sitting on a "nest," even though there are no eggs in it. She/they will go under a blackberry bush/brush into a depressed area, sit there for awhile, and then eventually join the rest of the flock. They are 16 wks. old so it seems early for them to be laying, no? Also, pretty sure we have 2 males and 4 females although the one male is questionable as the wattles on "him" are not nearly as big/cupped as the definite male. None of them show any signs of sickness or injury--they are all completely healthy and happy. Any ideas?
  2. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    She's practicing. [​IMG]
  3. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

    Apr 24, 2010
    NW Alabama
    in this area and climate, our guineas never lay as 1st year birds. it will likely be after the following easter before you see any eggs from your 4 month olds. good luck though.

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