will she keep layin if its gettin cold out

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by lcw1995, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    she has about 13 eggs in the nest now
    she layin in my coop just about everyday the past 15 or so days
    (ive cracked a few to see if they are fertile)
    well anyway
    last night it got down to 38* and its not supposed to get break the 50* mark today
    will she keep layin and then maybe go broody
    or will i have to put em' in the incubator
    thanks
     
  2. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have my first expirience with a broody a few weeks ago...I gave her eggs after she went broody....but yes a hen will lay in the cold...not sure on the broodiness....has she done it before how old and what kind of hen is it?
     
  3. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both of my hens have stopped laying and all my adults are molting now, and I am in Florida. It seems that guineas have their own schedule regardless of where they live.
     
  4. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    she hatched last july
    shes a pearl pied
    so this is her first year laying
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess, since it's so late in the year/laying season, the weather is changing so drastically, and the daylight hours are decreasing rapidly is that she'll most likely not go broody, or that she will end up losing interest in the nest shortly after if she does happen to go broody at all. If you can provide a few hours of artificial light AM and PM she may go broody, stay broody and hatch out keets for you... but then you'll have to be concerned with keeping the young keets warm enough for 6 weeks until they have feathered out enough to regulate their own body temps and can stay warm on their own. Do you have a brooder for them if she does happen to hatch out keets? And can you provide some heat in the coop if they need it after they are 6 wks old and can be moved to the coop? Just a couple things to consider when hatching this late in the season [​IMG]
     
  6. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine hatched last spring as well.
     
  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He's talking about a Guinea Hen... this is the Guinea Fowl Forum [​IMG] They aren't at all like your typical broody chickens... plus Guineas have fairly concrete a spring to fall laying season, heavily relying on weather and temps.
     
  8. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    oh yea i have a brooder
    i dont have a problem with hatching them myself
    if she does loose interest here soon ill put em in the bator and raise em myself
    lol
     
  9. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:He's talking about a Guinea Hen... this is the Guinea Fowl Forum [​IMG] They aren't at all like your typical broody chickens... plus Guineas have fairly concrete a spring to fall laying season, heavily relying on weather and temps.

    Yeah i went back and looked OOPS sorry
     
  10. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He's talking about a Guinea Hen... this is the Guinea Fowl Forum [​IMG] They aren't at all like your typical broody chickens... plus Guineas have fairly concrete a spring to fall laying season, heavily relying on weather and temps.

    Yeah i went back and looked OOPS sorry

    No problem, lol...
    Oops is my middle name, especially before I've had my coffee (hence the typo above, LOL) [​IMG]
     

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