will Guineaa hatch their own eggs?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by tyler12765, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. tyler12765

    tyler12765 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am thinking about raising Guineas and was wondering if they are good mothers and will sit on their eggs and hatch them?
     
  2. premiercoop

    premiercoop Just Hatched

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    Yes they will hatch their own eggs as long as no predators spook them off. I raised about 50 last year and never had a problem with them. They are nice birds to raise.[​IMG]
     
  3. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guineas make very protective mothers but they need to be confined with the babies for several weeks. A guinea hen will want to rejoin the flock within a few days and the babies are likely to get chilled or lost trying to keep up with her and the flock. [​IMG]
     
  4. chickbird

    chickbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO REMOVE THE BABIES AFTER THEY HATCH AND RAISE THEM IN A BROODER?
     
  5. DesertLab

    DesertLab Out Of The Brooder

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    Perhaps it is just our guineas.. but our birds are the worst parents you can imagine. They will walk off and leave the babies behind. We incubate to get baby birds. If it was left up to our birds.. we would never have a single baby bird make it past a few days old. We have a flock of 50 birds.
     

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