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How old of an egg have you hatched?

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I posted this video on the Guinea forum and it got me thinking, what is the oldest egg you have hatched?

 

I found one of my guinea eggs laying in my yard.  I brought it in and set it on the kitchen counter.  There it sat for three weeks in a house that was 78-80 degrees.  My intent had been to find the nest and put the egg in it.  But my girls hid their darn nest so well I can't find it.

 

I was putting duck eggs into the incubator and decided to put the guinea egg in also.  Low and behold three days early I had a strong keet hatch!  That egg was old, never turned while sitting on the counter and kept in way to hot of temperatures.  I was shocked to see life at 7 days and even more to see movement at 14 and 21.

 

I managed to get the entire hatch on video!

 

https://youtu.be/uUPnPstp4yg

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I didn't have an old egg hatch but three I left out so she would start brooding on a Bobwgite quail... those things were BOILING HOT for about a week and freezing cold at night... out of the three two made it... with one so strong it was shocking

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