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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:19 am 
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Awesome news Grabby! I am yet to find another one, so I'm beginning to think it was a hallucination! Hope to see some bulk eggs very soon :)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:04 am 
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Same Pazz!
i look forward to hatching keets every year.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:29 pm 
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1st Guinea Egg today .. :wee :wee :wee :wee :wee :wee :wee :wee :wee :wee :wee

So exciting, waiting for some more now...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:08 pm 
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Nice work guineafowl! I got another today too :) Here's hoping it's the start of loads!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:36 pm 
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has any of your earlier eggs hatched guys?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:11 pm 
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Still only had the two eggs! Don't know what's going on


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:40 pm 
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I'm getting 1 egg per day from 9 Females. With daylight savings starting tonight a few more of them should start laying now, this seems to be a trigger for them...

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:57 am 
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1 from 9 is pretty good guineafowl.
we have lots and i have been getting 3ish per day but yesterday i found a stash of 6 so was very happy. i will be setting a couple of my broodies with guinea eggs today.

i have to get more batteries for my candling torch, which is why i was asking about fertility.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:22 pm 
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Looks like Tassy is finally warm enough.
Two eggs today from last years 8 keets, and they were in the coop..... bonus.
I guess I should make a hide in the corner to encourage them to continue, it might save some time looking for nesting behaviour outside. :-D

Update, make that three....thought guineas only lay in the morning!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:32 pm 
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good idea lucky 992.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:18 pm 
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Good news Lucky, it is so much easier if you can get them to lay in the coop.

Mine lay anytime of the day and most times it is in the coop. Sometimes they will be screaming around the yard (as they do), then they will stop, squat, lay an egg then immediately up and running again.

They certainly are unique...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:24 pm 
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A dozen penned Guineas here, around 26-30 weeks old. Should I expect eggs this season or not til Spring 2015?? Do they prefer a chook-type nesting box, or some boards to hide under or behind? Any nesting material they prefer?

Still waiting to see an egg from the three-year-old free range group, so the penned group won't be joining them to go bush to lay.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:44 am 
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i have had first year guineas lay; in the warmer weather but before December usually.
if their Mamma is a chook then they may lay in a box like her or anywhere else really.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:59 am 
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Possum Corner,
"A dozen penned Guineas here, around 26-30 weeks old. Should I expect eggs this season or not til Spring 2015??"

The eggs we are getting now are from keets hatched the last week in January, so...... about 35 weeks ago.

Our attempts at providing a nest have failed. They have removed the eggs from the provide area, which is where they laid the eggs originally, and dug a hole right in the centre of the coop directly under the hanging feeder!
I guess that is better than in the bush somewhere......

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:52 am 
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Tks Lucky, that does sound very guineafowl.


Tks Grabby I have sent you a PM.

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