We knew they laid eggs, but last year the Guineas didn’t survive long enough to mature to the point that they actually produced eggs. This year they started laying them right around the 4th of July. The flock of 18 produces about 5-6 eggs a day, each egg is about half the size of a chicken egg. They are beautiful brown with speckles, and the shells are unbelievably hard – you have to smack them with the back of a knife to get them to crack. They taste just like fresh chicken eggs, and work just as well for baking or fried for breakfast.
It is hard to believe these birds could ever survive, and reproduce, in the wild. They lay their eggs is completely random places, and they proceed to ignore them. We find them in the middle of the coop, or the lawn, or the driveway, and often they have been stepped (or pooped) on by the birds. We have been collecting them when we find them, except if they are laid in the corner of the coop. We are hoping if we leave the ones in the corner, eventually they will start to pile up and the birds may get broody and actually roost on them. Although, we don’t have a lot of faith that it will work.