Guinea Fowl Nests

  • Guinea fowl prefer to nest outdoors in natural surroundings.
  • Outdoor nesting sites are usually on the ground and well hidden in hedgerows or amongst nettles or tall grasses.
  • Egg laying in guinea fowl may begin as early as the end of February in the UK, but usually from March through to September or early October.
  • Guinea hens can lay an egg a day.
  • The guinea hen may start egg laying from 16 weeks of age depending on the time of year they were born.
  • In the UK guinea fowl hens do not lay in Winter.
  • Guinea fowl rarely use a nest box, but may use one on occasions.
  • Keeping guinea fowl in an enclosed area or indoors until the middle of the afternoon may force the guinea hens to lay eggs indoors.