Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to read this. I need some advice! I have previously browsed this forum for advice when needed, but this time I can't seem to find an answer to my dilemma, so I've turned to you guys and have created an account !
So... I purchased some Guinea Fowl eggs and have had them in the incubator and all has been going extremely well so far- only 1 died on day 14 and 4 infertile. They are on day 22 (nearly 23 as it's late at night) (I was planning to put them in lockdown on day 25, as guineas take 28 days to hatch). They are on 37.6 Celsius and 45-50 humidity.
But tonight I candled to check on them and one has internally pipped early!!! I don't know what to do as the other 5 show no signs yet (there was some scratching in the 'bator last night).
So I have a couple of questions...
1, does this mean I should put them all into lockdown and they will encourage each other to hatch? (I didn't want to drown them with humidity if the others weren't ready)
2, Can the little one that has internally pipped wait until day 25?
3, Should I put them all into lockdown on day 24?
4, Should I keep turning them as per normal?
.. What should I do!!? Eeek... What are my options? This is my first hatch and I am terrified now as this early little riser is on the way and has decided to hatch before his/her siblings!
Any help is appreciated :)
Kind regards, Hermione.
Edited by GalahGalore - 11/13/15 at 7:19am