Incubating, Hatching & Raising Guinea Fowl eBook Review

I am always delighted to get feedback about the products I am selling at farmingfriends, so I was thrilled to see my Incubating, Hatching & Raising Guinea Fowl Keets eBook described as comprehensive information.

Guinea Fowl Ebook

Sara,
Here in North Carolina USA my husband and I have hatched guinea  keets with an incubator. We’ve scoured the internet for information,  and your ebook is the best quality, most comprehensive information  we have found.
Thank you!
Mary

Incubating, Hatching And Raising Guinea Fowl Keets eBook will provide you with information about:

  • reasons for keeping guinea fowl,
  • ways to start rearing guinea fowl,
  • choosing and storing guinea fowl eggs,
  • incubating guinea fowl eggs and incubator settings,
  • candling the eggs,
  • hatching guinea fowl eggs,
  • the brooder and brooder hygiene,
  • feeding gunea fowl keets,
  • aliments, illnesses and diseases,
  • taming guinea fowl keets and
  • development of guinea fowl keets.

 

Buy the Incubating, Hatching And Raising Guinea Fowl Keets eBook for yourself or as a gift for a friend or a family member, priced £4.99.




 

Ways To Hatch Guinea Fowl Eggs

There are 3 ways to hatch guinea fowl eggs:

1) In an incubator.
2) Under a guinea fowl hen.
3) With a broody bantam hen.

I was reminded of this the other day when I had an email from anne saying that she was going to try all three methods.

Here are some things to consider.

With the eggs in the incubator watch the humidity levels as the egg shells are so hard that it makes it difficult for the guinea fowl to break through.

With the nesting guinea hen it’s making sure she sits in a place safe from predators and is not disturbed as guinea fowl can abandon nests.

With a broody bantam I know that this method produces good results as some friends have had guinea fowl eggs from me and their bantams and silkies have sat on the eggs, hatched them and raised the guinea fowl being excellent mothers to the keets. Once the hen has gone broody you can slip the guinea fowl eggs into her nest for her to sit on and hatch.

Front Cover Of Incubating, Hatching & Raising Guinea Fowl Keets An eBook

If you fancy having a go 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 (UK Spring and Summer months).

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Will Guinea Fowl Hens Lay Eggs In A Nest Box Or Chicken Coop?

I have been asked if guinea fowl hens lay eggs in a nest box or chicken coop. From my experience the answer is generally no.

I have been keeping and raising guinea fowl for the last 6-7 years and have found that they mainly lay their eggs from midday and early afternoon so they have usually been let out of their hut by the time they want to lay.

If they do lay in the hut they just lay anywhere in the straw and I have never found a guinea fowl egg in the nest boxes I have in their hut.

My guinea fowl free range during the day and roost in a hut at night with some hens, the hens use the nesting boxes but the guinea fowl do not, they will just lay their eggs in the straw. They do like to lay their eggs in the corner of the hut.

Guinea fowl are ground nesting birds and prefer to make their nest in a secluded place usually in a hedgerow in amongst nettles! They scratch the ground out to make a hollow and then lay their eggs. More than one guinea hen will use the same nest.

If you can make a secluded corner of your hut then guinea fowl may lay in their hut. You can encourage them with some pot eggs, but the pot eggs will need to be the same size and colour as their own eggs or they won’t be fooled!

Front Cover Of Incubating, Hatching & Raising Guinea Fowl Keets An eBook

If you fancy having a go 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 (UK Spring and Summer months).

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If you would like to receive regular information about guinea fowl and poultry then why not sign up to the farmingfriends newsletter.

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Recipes Using Eggs

Having hens, ducks, guinea fowl and quail on the farm, means that we regularly have an abundance of eggs to use up.

Here is a list of recipes using eggs:

Do you have any good recipes using eggs, if so I’d love to share them on farmingfriends.

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Favourite Egg Recipes (Favourite Recipes)

Show Winning Duck Eggs & Guinea Fowl Eggs

Our village produce show has just celebrated it’s 20th year which is a great achievement for a small village.

Each year the committee members (me being one of them) look at the categories and make slight changes to the programme and a couple of years ago I suggested an egg category. Since it’s addition to the show, the egg category has been hotly contested. I am yet to win although have won secondand third places in the past with my guinea fowl and leghorn hen eggs.

This year I entered some guinea fowl eggs and khaki campbell duck eggs and was delighted to get second and third place. Roll on next year, the contest is still on to the win first place!

Show Winning Duck Eggs & Guinea Fowl Eggs

Show Winning Duck Eggs & Guinea Fowl Eggs

Have you ever entered eggs for a produce show?

When Are Eggs For Eating Available

I have been asked if my eggs are seasonal or if I have eggs all year round.

Do you have eggs all the year round.  Or are they seasonal?  If so, how many months of the year do you have eggs for?

Many thanks
Sally

This is an interesting question.

I have free range hens and the hen eggs  are generally laid on and off all year round.

I have free range guinea fowl who tend to lay their eggs from the end of March/ beginning of April til September.

I have quail and the japanese quail that live in an aviary tend to lay from February til Spetember but I also have a large barn with quail in and they lay all year round. So I have quail eggs available for eating all year round.

I also have free range khaki campbell ducks and they have been laying since early Winter and as it is the first year I have kept the ducks it will be interesting to see if they stop laying.

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.

Asparagus And Soft Boiled Guinea Fowl Eggs Recipe

I have a glut of guinea fowl eggs which are delicious soft boiled, and in fact my favourite soft boiled egg. My friends over @ TopVeg suggested that I try serving asparagus with soft boiled guinea fowl eggs so here is the recipe.

Asparagus & Soft Boiled Guinea Fowl Eggs

Asparagus & Soft Boiled Guinea Fowl Eggs

Ingredients

  • Bunch of asparagus tips. (5/6 per person)
  • Bread for toasting. (2 per person)
  • Bacon rashers. (2 per person)
  • Large tomatoes. (2 per person)
  • Guinea fowl eggs. (4 per person)
  • Virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar for seasoning.

Method

  1. Grill bacon until cooked and crispy or to your liking.
  2. Grill tomatoes.
  3. Boil apsaragus until cooked.
  4. Boil water for guinea fowl egg and then when boiling add guinea fowl eggs which take 3 to 3 and a half minutes to soft boil.
  5. Let guinea fowl eggs cool and then peel carefully.
  6. Toast bread.
  7. Butter the toast and squash tomatoes onto the toast.
  8. Layer on the grilled bacon rashers.
  9. Add the asparagus tips.
  10. Add the guinea fowl eggs to the top of the dish and then cut in half so that the yolk runs onto the dish.
  11. Sprinkle the dish with a little virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar to season.
  12. Enjoy!

Do you have any good recipes for using guinea fowl eggs or asparagus, if so I’d love to hear them.

Customer’s Guinea Fowl Eggs Hatch

I was delighted to receive an email at the weekend from Maria, one of my farmingfriends customers who ordered some guinea fowl eggs for hatching, telling me that her guinea fowl eggs had started to hatch.

Hi Sara,
 
Just wanted to say that the eggs started hatching and so far we have 3 x grey and 1 x white keets…all very happy and healthy….fingers are crossed that maybe a few more will hatch but if not we are very happy with the result and the keets are real  little poppets!  ….I’ve been trying to get hold of guinea fowl eggs for several years with no success, so thank you so much, also for the ebook….very handy !
I’ll keep you posted.
 
Many thanks and kind regards Maria

I am always pleased to hear that the hatching eggs have successfully hatched.

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Found Large Amount Of Guinea Fowl Eggs In Nest

My guinea fowl hens like to share nests and lay their eggs in the undergrowth and large nettle patches. If I take the eggs, even though I may leave some in the nest to encourage them to continue laying they will after a week or so move on to a new nest.

I have only been finding about 4-8 eggs a day in the last 4-6 days and wondered where the others had been laying their eggs. I had heard the noise that the guinea hens make when they lay an egg for a few days running, so on Sunday night I went to investigate the area where I thought the noise had come from and sure enough there in the middle of a patch of weeds, under an old farm implement was a nest of guinea fowl eggs. This morning I counted the eggs as I placed a pencil mark on them . I have left them in the nest to encourage the guinea fowl hens to continue to lay there but have marked them with a small pencil spot so that I can collect the new eggs. That is until the magpies and crows find the nest and take the eggs and the guinea fowl move their nest site.