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Hatching Guinea Fowl Eggs

post #1 of 6
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Hi,  My guinea hens/cocks are 6 months old and laying pretty regular.  They are in a hen house and keep burying their eggs in straw/dirt (it's no warmer than 30 degrees F)--now that I'm home, I went in and collected only 5 of the eggs and they are in the incubator.  I think they might be laying on a whole pile of them though buried.  How many days can I go back and dig up to hatch myself? 

 

Thanks for your help!

post #2 of 6

Hi, welcome to BYC, do you mean how long will they be hatchable past the time they are laid or.... because at 30 they would only be viable for a few hours.

post #3 of 6
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Yes; So at 30 degrees we should just eat them after a few hours?  LOL?  Thanks-

post #4 of 6

yes because if they are under 50 degrees Fahrenheit for extended periods of time it kills the embryo.

post #5 of 6
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Thanks-

post #6 of 6

yep no problem 

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