So cute! I love when they peek out from under mama!
We have guineas that free range the property and help keep the tick population under control. I know you can eat them, but we don't. I have never eaten the eggs. They are only seasonal layers, and like to hide their nests, so if your guineas are free ranging, they probably have a nest out in the brush somewhere.I’m so excited to see them when they are all hatched out and starting to venture out! What are your plans for them after they’re grown? Do you sell, process, or plan on keeping hens mostly for eggs?
I just got guineas last year, supposed to be 1 make and 3 females. Have not seen any eggs or anything still 😑
I have heard their eggs are higher in protein and that they themselves are a nice dark meat.
Yeah, it was probably a guinea nest! The guinea eggs are smaller and more pointy than chicken eggs. I bet they will try again in another spot.I may have found a nest earlier… I was mowing the tall foxtail at back of my dads yard and didn’t see it in time. The eggs were smaller than chicken eggs and I was thinking Guinea hens would have larger eggs but now I think that was a mistaken thought. I had damaged too many eggs so I knew whoever’s nest it was wouldn’t return anyway 😓
Bug /tick control is why I got them… but was hoping some could hatch and increase the flock enough to perhaps try one or two. But I can’t hardly tell difference between the sexes so don’t want to end up eating the hens! 😅
Thanks for that explanation- I’ll have to listen and look closer now!Yeah, it was probably a guinea nest! The guinea eggs are smaller and more pointy than chicken eggs. I bet they will try again in another spot.
The guinea hens are smaller than the cocks, and they make a two syllable call. They sound like 'buck-wheat' (others say the call is 'pot-rock), while the cocks only can make a one syllable call. The cocks usually have a larger helmet and wattles when they're mature, too.