The incubation period for guinea fowl eggs is 26-28 days.
The temperature in the incubator for guinea fowl eggs is 99.5 degrees fahrenheit.
The humidity level (wet bulb thermometer) for guinea fowl eggs is 83-86 degrees fahrenheit.
The final day of egg rotation for guinea fowl eggs is day 25.
Please note that all of this information is only a guide and that this information may differ according to the incubator manufacturer’s guide.
Always consult the manufacturer’s guide when using an incubator and automatic egg turner.
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We have recently received 2 male peacocks. Ever since introducing them into our little farm one of the female guinea’s will only stay with the peacocks. I know this is a dumb question, but can they mate, and how do I get the guinea to return to the others?
Comment by Tracey Correia — April 10, 2008 @ 8:42 pm
Thanks for leaving a comment on my site. I believe that different birds can mate, so your guinea fowl may mate with the peacocks.
Do you have male guinea fowl in your flock of guineas? This female may feel that she doesn’t have a male guinea fowl mate so has latched onto the peacock males. Guinea fowl tend to pair off and then the male guinea fowl will protect and guard over the female guinea fowl. Your female guinea fowl may not have this. So one solution could be to introduce more male guinea fowl into your flock. If you do this you may also need to separate the guinea fowl and peacocks for a time so that the female can join up with the male guinea fowl. You may need to separate the peacocks and guinea fowl altogether if a short separation does not solve the problem.
Do you let your guinea fowl free range through the day and roost at night or are the guinea fowl put into a hut on a night. If they are shut up at night, it might be that you need to keep the guinea fowl in a run or hut for a few days so that they can re-establish a pecking order without the presence of the peacocks, who have obviously won the affection of your female guinea fowl.
I hope this is of some help to you. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and good luck with your guinea fowl and peacocks.
Let me know how you get on.
Sara @ farmingfriends
Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends — April 10, 2008 @ 9:29 pm