Guinea Hens are about the size of a large chicken. They have a round body and a head that is small for their size. The head does not have any feathers on it but instead has a crest on top and bright red "Waddles" around its beak. Guineas are know to be a very territorial bird and don't like it when visitors of any kind show up. They are extremely noisy birds with a loud chirping and screeching sound and will alarm" when anything out of the ordinary comes around. Many people keep Guineas to keep predators away such as fox, coyote, raccoons, and opossums. Guinea Hens are seasonal layers and will lay eggs in a secluded nest of the ground. In season, they may lay an egg each day until they have a clutch of about 20 to 30 eggs. Sometime they share theirs nests with other hens until the incubation period is up about 26-28 days later. However, Guinea Hens are also known for being AWFUL mothers. Once the chicks are born they are pretty much on their own. Guinea Hens do live in small groups together because they are typically a very social bird.