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I've benefited from the advice on this site for awhile, but now that I'm hatching I decided to join. I am hatching guinea hens right now, and have a batch of mixed chickens that will hopefully hatch next week.

We have a wide variety of fowl - mostly rescues. (The guinea hens were saved from a raccoon.) We have four ducks (one pekin and three welsh halequin), twelve chickens (including 2 roosters, mixed breeds, barred rocks, rhode island reds, an americana and a leghorn), guinea hens, and two clutches of eggs (one in incubator, one w/broody hens).
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Hi and :welcome - glad that you have joined us. You seem to have quite a menagerie there! There are specific forums for ducks and guineas. In terms of hatching, theres the "Hatch-a-long" thread, "hatching and incubating eggs" forum that you may find useful. (type the titles in the search box, and they will pop up). 

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 

 

 

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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post #3 of 8
Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! What a lovely mixed flock of birds you have there! Hatching sure can be addictive, I've been bitten by the bug!! Seeing the new life emerge from the egg is truly an amazing act of nature. Here's a nice article on Guinea hatching ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-and-hatching-guinea-fowl

This article is also a bible ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

Good luck with your hatches and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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Welcome to BYC :frow You've got a wonderful flock of birds! Best of luck with the hatches!

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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post #7 of 8
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Thank you everyone! Two of the keets hatched no problem, one died after piping (I did an autopsy - appeared to be malformed), and one wasn't positioned well in the egg and got stuck. After a few hours I gave in and helped. It seems to be doing well, fingers crossed! The final egg appears to be a dud, but I'll give it another day.
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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