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When will my guinea hens begin laying eggs?

When will my guinea hens begin laying eggs?

Guinea hens typically begin laying eggs the spring after they hatch although if they hatch early enough in the year, they may lay some eggs the sa...

Why are my guinea fowl laying eggs without shells?

You find a guinea egg without a shell. It's just an egg in a membrane. What's going on?! Don't freak out, there's several things that can cause thi...
Can French or Jumbo Guineas Fly?

Can French or Jumbo Guineas Fly?

They can if you kick them hard enough. Haha. While that may be true it's also true that French guineas (also called Jumbo guineas) can most certain...
Can Guinea Hens and Chickens Peacefully Coexist?

Can Guinea Hens and Chickens Peacefully Coexist?

Some folks ask me if guinea hens and chickens get along. It’s sort of like cramming a bunch of relatives into Grandma’s house during Thanksgiving....
Why are my baby guinea fowl dying? Here are some things to double check...

Why are my baby guinea fowl dying? Here are some things to double check...

  Dying keets are likely from issues with three main things: heat, food, and water. Let's examine the proper application of these three things... ...
How to Build DIY Cheap & Effective Homemade Fly Traps

How to Build DIY Cheap & Effective Homemade Fly Traps

Cheap and effective?! Sign me up! It's hard to find those two things in the same sentence. If you're like me you have some chickens and various ot...
Is Free Shipping Really Free?

Is Free Shipping Really Free?

We have some people complaining that we don't have free shipping. "We want free shipping," they whine. Sure, free sounds good but be careful what ...
How do I release guinea fowl so they stick around my farm?

How do I release guinea fowl so they stick around my farm?

How do I release guinea fowl so they stick around my farm?  Guinea fowl are territorial birds and will free range well over a 5 acre area. This is...
Do French (Jumbo) guinea fowl have to be artificially inseminated?

Do French (Jumbo) guinea fowl have to be artificially inseminated?

This is a frequent question that arises around the internet and on the BackyardChickens.com forums. Do French guinea fowl (also known as Jumbo gui...
How to treat pasty butt in guinea fowl

How to treat pasty butt in guinea fowl

What is pasty butt? Pasty butt is what happens when the vent of the keet is pasted shut with dried poop which makes it unable to properly perform...
3 Reasons to buy French Guinea Fowl Online

Why on earth would I want to buy ugly guinea fowl??

Ah, good question. Some people actually think guinea fowl are cute but I don't know I would go that far. Maybe they are so ugly they are cute. Kin...
Difference between French and Jumbo Guinea Fowl

What's the difference between French guinea fowl and Jumbo guinea fowl?

The short answer is there is no difference between French and Jumbo guinea fowl. Basically the characteristics between French guinea fowl and Jumbo guinea fowl are the same. In fact, the term "French" and "Jumbo" are used interchangeably.