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A friend has given me 18 Guinea Fowl egg to try & hatch. Do you do the same as

you do with chickens or is there something different. I never incubated them before

so I have no idea. I set them on the 12/27/15. Can anyone give me any pointers

on how to go about it. Thanx.

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A friend has given me 18 Guinea Fowl egg to try & hatch. Do you do the same as

you do with chickens or is there something different. I never incubated them before

so I have no idea. I set them on the 12/27/15. Can anyone give me any pointers

on how to go about it. Thanx.


99.5°F at approximately 30-40% humidity day 1 through day 25.  Reduce temp by one degree for lockdown and raise humidity to 60-65%.

 

I lockdown on evening of day 25.  Eggs can be locked down as early as day 24 and can hatch from day 26 thru 28.

 

These numbers are for a forced air incubator.  If using a still air incubator, raise temps to 100.5°F - 101°F measured at the top of the eggs.

 

If you do a search there is lots of information already on the forum.  Raising Guinea Fowl 101 has a lot of good information, pay particular attention to posts made by PeepsCa.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/312682/raising-guinea-fowl-101

Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

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Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

My photo album

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Thanx R2elk for your help.

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