Breeding management of guinea fowls allows for similar mating ratios of 1:10 recommended for other poultry. However birds chosen for breeding should be suitably selected based on weight, egg production, healthy vigorous birds, fertility and age at point of lay and keet survival.

Farmers have manipulated well known guinea fowl behavioural tendency to continue laying as the eggs are removed. This allows the farmers to optimise egg production per laying season thus extending the lay and brooding excess eggs

Eggs meant for brooding should be carefully selected for normal size and shape, age (not very old eggs) 15 to 20 days after lay and uncracked or deformed eggs.