September 2, 2009

Our first guinea egg!

We had great excitement on the farm today. We found our first guinea fowl egg. It was cordially dropped right next to their cage, which is unusual because they usually lay their eggs in nests. Maybe it's the first egg and the guinea thought "whoaa what the hell is coming outa my butt" or some other similiar surprising thought.

Here is the difference between the egg sizes with the guinea egg on the left and a chicken egg on the right.


So this means the guineas are in their laying season - Spring, and most probably have nests all over the place with abundant eggs in place. I have searched for the nests but I can't find any because they have a habit of wandering into the really long grass, so it's impossible to find them.

I reckon the egg came from this guinea, as you can tell she's looking a bit guilty....


So instead of logging onto facebook and other similiar applications, I have been searching the forums at Guinea Fowl International and Poultry One (something that The Hubbster finds amusing) to find out what to do next. I am really hoping that someone goes broody and sits their butt on the eggs and brings me back some goddamn babies (which are called keets, by the way). Then I will be a grandmother...

4 comments:

Erin said...

HAHA Here I thought you were going to EAT that egg, not hope for another Guinea...shows you how much I know! Good thing you know what you are doing!

Foursons said...

I thought you were going to eat it too!

jeanie said...

Ahh - my cousin was telling us delightful stories about her MIL's feral guinea fowls last weekend. Apparently they are more than just pretty faces...

Farmers Wife said...

They are gorgeous and funny and frustrating and noisy. And they let you know if snakes are around, so that's fine by me....