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About how many guineas were raised in 1939?

About 1 million

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What wild game are young guineas substituted for in restaurants?

Grouse, partridge, quail, and pheasants

2

How many guineas were raised in 1954?

About 1/4 million

3

Where is the highest demand for guineas?

Large cities on the east coast

4

What are baby guineas called?

Keets

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Where are wild guineas found?

Africa

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Where do guineas get there name from?

A country on the west coast of Africa called guinea

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What are the 3 main breeds of guineas found in the US today?

Pearl, white, and lavender

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What did the Greeks and Romans use guineas for?

Table birds

9

What are the most valuable breeds of guineas?

Pearl, and white

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What are the pearl guinea feathers used for?

Ornamental purposes

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True or false chickens and guineas can cross breed?

True

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Instead of having a comb like chickens, what do guineas have?

A bump on their head called a helmet

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How long does it take for the helmet to appear?

About 2 months

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True or false, there is no standard for guineas?

True

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At full grown how much do guineas weight?

3- 3 1/2 lbs

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What is a common defect in guineas?

White flight feathers

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What sound does a female guinea make?

Buckwheat, buckwheat

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What makes guineas useful on small farms?

Protect the flock and eat insects

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What sound do both male and female guineas make when there excited?

A one syllable shriek

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What's a male guinea called?

A cock

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What's a female guinea called?

A hen

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True or false, wild and domesticated guineas breed in pairs?

True

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What dose it mean to pinion a guinea or chicken?

To clip off the last joint on the wing

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What is the best age to pinion a guinea?

1-2 weeks

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What's the difference between a pinioned wing or clipping the primaries?

When a guinea is pinioned its permanent and just clipping the primaries is temporary

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What percent of protein to guineas need during laying season?

22-24%

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How long before breeding season should you feed guineas the higher protein rations

1 month

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How many eggs can a guinea lay per year?

About 100

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How many eggs will a guinea lay before she goes broody?

Roughly 30

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What does it mean when a bird goes broody?

When they try to hatch eggs

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When do guineas generally start laying?

March or April

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What temperature should you keep guinea eggs?

55 degrees

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How long should you keep guinea eggs?

1-2 weeks

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How much do guinea eggs weigh?

1.4 ounces

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How long is the incubation period for guineas?

26-28 days

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How many eggs can a guinea brood?

12-15 guinea eggs

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How many eggs can a normal sized chicken brood?

20-28 guinea eggs

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What two types of incubators can be used to hatch guineas?

Forces draft and still air

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What temperature and humidity is need to hatch guineas in a forced air incubator?

99.5-99.7 degrees and 57-58% humidity

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What temperature and humidity is needed to hatch guineas In a still air incubator

102-103 degrees and 57-58% humidity

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How many times a day should the eggs be turned (for any bird)

At least 4-5 times a day

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What is the best foster mother for a keet?

Chicken

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Why don't guineas make good parents?

They might take the keets through tall wet grass or travel too fast for the keets

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How long should the guinea and keets be confined to the coop after the keets hatch?

2-3 days

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How many keets will a normal sized chicken brood?

25 keets

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True or false, you can train a guinea to live in the coop?

True, guineas can be trained to live in and lay eggs in the coop with the help of chickens

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How warm do keets need to be to survive there first week?

95-100 degrees

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What can guineas be fed at 6 weeks of age?

A grower rations or grain

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How old are guineas when there sold for market?

16-18 weeks

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How many hens will a domestic guinea breed in in normal conditions? (tighter confinement)

4-5 or if very confined 6-8 hens