• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Mike Haasl
  • paul wheaton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Dave Burton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • Greg Martin
  • Carla Burke
  • Ash Jackson
  • Kate Downham

Question about guineas...

Posts: 16
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Sorry for posting in the chicken section. The guinea section doesn’t seem to have a lot of traffic.
I have 4 guineas that survived the predators from last year. They are in a coop to keep them safe and they started laying eggs. They are laying about one a day and I have 7 today. However, I don’t see them sitting on them. I looked online and I found a source that says they don’t get “broody” until they have about 30 eggs. Does this mean they won’t incubate until the nest is full of eggs?
Posts: 261
Location: Vermont, annual average precipitation is 39.87 Inches
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Yes, that's right.  I have had guineas for years but never had one go broody.  They aren't known as the best mothers either in my climate due to it being much wetter than their original land.  
Posts: 97
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Yeah I think a lot of people use an incubator or chickens for that. I know a couple people with guineas and the other issue is it is either hard or they don't know how to recognize if there is a male to fertilize the eggs. Around here the snakes get a lot of the eggs 'cause they just pile up.
I was born with webbed fish toes. This tiny ad is my only friend:
100th Issue of Permaculture Magazine - now FREE for a while
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic