Friday, July 15, 2011

Nesting Guinea Hen

Farmer Pat saw that the guinea hens have found a safe haven on the farm in The Old Wood Shed.  They apparently felt so safe they laid more eggs than they can cover!

Actually, to see this many eggs isn't unusual. The guinea hens like to lay eggs in secluded nests on the ground.  They will lay an egg a day.  Once there is a clutch of 20-30 eggs the guinea will stay on the nest.   The eggs take approximately 28 days to hatch. Guinea hens will often share nests as they have here at the farm.

The baby guinea fowl are called keets.  The male guinea fowl is called guinea cocks.  It'll be so cute to see the guinea keets following mom in less than a month.  Happy hatching little ones!

guinea fowl, petting zoo, petting farm, pumpkin picking, pony rides, milk a cow


  1. Baby Guinea keets being hatched by guinea hens are so exciting! Cool colors of guineas!

  2. they liked the old shed last year also. baby guinea keets are so cute.