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40 unhatched eggs?

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Good Morning Guinea fans!!! My guinea hen has been broody and sitting on about 40 eggs since the first week of April. She still faithfully sits on them. Are they duds? What should I do? I was told 30 day incubation period. Please help. Oh, and we also found a nest in the yard from the other hen but she never went back to it. Thank you Denise
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Good Morning Guinea fans!!! My guinea hen has been broody and sitting on about 40 eggs since the first week of April. She still faithfully sits on them. Are they duds? What should I do? I was told 30 day incubation period. Please help. Oh, and we also found a nest in the yard from the other hen but she never went back to it. Thank you Denise


Guinea eggs normally take from 26 to 28 days to hatch.  Unfortunately they like to sit on large clutches of eggs and if it is only one hen sitting on 40 eggs, she can't cover them all properly.  If she has been sitting for over a month on a huge clutch, they most likely aren't good anymore.

 

I would clean out both nests and let them start over.  With guineas it usually doesn't take much messing with their nests to get them to abandon the nests.

 

Good luck.

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

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

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