There are many reasons why guinea fowl hens may stop laying eggs or may not lay eggs.
- The age of the guinea fowl hen – as they get older the amount of eggs may reduce.
- The health of the guinea fowl hen – illness or parasites can hinder laying.
- The time of year – the length of daylight can affect egg production.
- Changes in the type of food given – this may cause problems as the nutritional content of the food may vary.
- The introduction of new birds to the flock – this may cause undue stress for the guinea fowl hens as they re-establish a pecking order.
- Significant changes in routine – can cause stress for the birds.
- Housing conditions – unclean, overcrowded, dark and cold conditions can cause stress and or illness which may affect egg production.
- Handling and movement of the birds – transporting guinea fowl hens, overhandling, incorrect handling and sudden handling may hinder laying if this causes stress for the birds.
- Vermin and predators – the presence of rats, mice, cats, dogs and foxes may frighten the birds or cause undue stress.
- Become broody – the guinea fowl hen stops laying because she wants to sit on a nest of eggs and hatch them .
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