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.
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