Egg laying

Guinea Fowl start laying in the late spring and will lay most days until early autumn. One hen bird will lay up to 100 eggs a year, although I find that 50 or 60 is more normal.

They are not fussy about where they lay their eggs and you will find them under bushes or even on open ground. When they decide to build a nest, they will pick a very well hidden spot, usually in some long nettles ! here they scrape a shallow hole in the ground and will lay an egg in the nest almost every day. Several birds will share a nest, the males will stand guard while the females are laying.