Will chickens hatch Guineas?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MTtroutwithwings, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,
    Just had a crazy thought...in the spring time when hens become most broody, think I could fake them out by putting fertile guinea eggs in their nest for hatching? [​IMG] I'd contemplated the idea of getting a bator but I'm not looking for a career in hatching just want some more guineas! I found a, what looks to be nice, Guinea (only) Hatchery in Iowa (www.guineafarm.com) and they ship eggs starting in May!
    Thoughts, anyone???
     
  2. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

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    Yes you can hatch guinea eggs under chickens. It takes a week longer for guinea eggs to hatch.
    Also one of the best Guinea hatcheries in the country is in Walters Oklahoma. They have just about every color imaginable.
     
  3. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Buckguy, I tried to go to the website you referenced but it won't open at this time, I'll keep trying. Do you have guineas?
     
  4. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so if I do this should I isolate one of the pullets from the rest of the flock
    to ensure that she stays with them continuously and not be interfered with
    or what? [​IMG]
     
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  5. ironjerry

    ironjerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep mine in brooder for first month and handle them to tame. G. hens have a problem if they get wet when young. They also want to roam more when grown so you want them used to you
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Not only can they hatch guinea eggs but guineas and chickens can cross breed. Those are wild looking birds, too.
     
  7. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Let me clarify...I mean should a isolate a hen to incubate the guinea eggs separate from the rest of the hens? I had a pair of guineas I started raising from keets last May only to be killed by neighboring ranch dogs over Thanksgiving weekend so I'd like to start over with eggs this time.
     
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  8. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd wondered about that with my last pair of guineas, they were males and kept harassing my pullets. So if you cross breed, what are they,
    gickens or chuineas? [​IMG]
     
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  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A guin is the male offspring from a chicken andguinea cross.

    The female is the guin-hen.

    You can google and find some photos.

    The male guineas can be very insistant when they find one hen they really like. I can't remember if the chicks born from the cross is sterile.

    Anyone?
     

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