Female guinea fowl can start laying as early as 16 weeks old. If they reach 16 weeks in the Autumn and Winter months then they usually start to lay in the following Spring, so they can be about 8-10 months old when they start to lay eggs and to breed with their male partners.
In the UK guinea fowl tend to lay between March and September.
They are ground nesting birds and will dig out a bit of a hole in the undergrowth and then start to lay they often share a nest.
Finding the nest can sometimes be hard so observing the birds and watching for males hovering near a patch of nettles in the laying season may be a sign that a nest is not too far away.
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