Do Guinea Fowl Lay Eggs?

I have been asked if guinea fowl lay eggs. The answer is yes guinea fowl hens lay eggs and guinea fowl eggs can be eaten like hen eggs can.

Guinea fowl that free range like to lay their eggs on the ground as they are ground nesting birds and they like to lay their eggs in the hedgerow or a patch of nettles is a favourite nesting site.

If guinea fowl free range then the egg yolk become rich and yellowy and has a lovely taste and is great sofy boiled. It takes about 3 to 3 and a half minutes to soft boil a guinea fowl egg.

Guinea fowl eggs are great for baking as they make the cake have a golden glow about them. You will need about 3 guinea fowl eggs to two hen eggs.

Guinea fowl eggs have very hard shells and so they can keep for quite a long time if stored correctly.

If you have a male guinea fowl then the eggs will be fertile and can be hatched off. They take 28 days to hatch if incubated or a broody hen sits on the eggs.

If you keep guinea fowl and want to ask a question to get some advice or just to chat about your guinea fowl then why not join the free farmingfriends guinea fowl forum.

If you fancy having ago at incubating, hatching and raising guinea fowl keets then check out my Incubating, Hatching & Raising guinea Fowl Keets eBook and if you are in the UK then I also have guinea fowl eggs for hatching for sale.

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  1. Hi Sara,
    We have what we believe to be a male Guinea Fowl, never called “come-back’, has large wattles, living on it’s own for 12months, had another male guinea fowl as a companion until it had a mishap. It is about 4 years old and has now laid an egg. Is this possible?

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