I let my chickens and guineas free range during the day. My hens are pretty laid back and they tend to stay around pretty close. However, the guineas are all over the place. They scamper off to the dirt tanks that are both east and west of the house and dash into the 4' tall weeds on the east side of the barn before stopping to play in the horse pens. They run everywhere together.
My young chickens are at the age that they should begin laying soon so I kept everything penned up in the chicken yard yesterday. I want them to learn to lay in the nesting boxes so that I don't have to go on an egg hunt every day and sure enough, I had some new eggs on Saturday. I also found these:
The 2 on the left are guinea eggs! The third one is a first egg from my young chickens and the one on the right is from one of my older hens. I don't know how long they've been laying because they run all over creation from sunrise until sunset. Those guinea eggs are tiny!
We didn't get the guineas for eggs, but DH was gone all day and when I told him on the phone that we had our first guinea eggs, he said, "Good! We can scramble them for breakfast tomorrow." Ummm...hope you're not very hungry because you might get a tablespoon from those 2 guinea eggs. :)