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post #1 of 20
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I found a guinea nest today!!! I am so excited!!!

The best I can tell they started yesterday. We will soon have cute little keets 24/7!

Can't wait to try out my new incubator! It will hold like 250 eggs so I will not run out of incubator room this season!


Edited by GuineaLady93 - 4/29/12 at 8:42pm
HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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post #2 of 20

Congratulations!  I have a few in the incubator now, with my chicken eggs!  I was soooo excited to get my first eggs.  About a month ago I told my husband that EVEN IF I found the guinea eggs, I wouldn't incubate them. YEAH RIGHT. That changed as soon as I found the first eggs.  Now I'm looking for them all the time....idunno.gif and will be hatching as many as possible.  I think it's going to be a fun hatching season on this site!

post #3 of 20

Congrats on the eggs finally Ash! And what kind of incubator did you get? Where's the pics!?!?!

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post #4 of 20

I got a Hovabator 1588.  Love it.

 

Edited to say.....OOPS, I'm Ash too, so I thought you meant me!


Edited by TarheelBirdy - 4/3/12 at 6:09pm
post #5 of 20
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I have a 1502 Digital Sportsman. I will try to post some pictures tomorrow! The trays I have for it will hold 288 eggs!


Edited by GuineaLady93 - 4/3/12 at 5:30pm
HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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post #6 of 20
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I found this little surprise in the incubator! I must have calculated the days wrong...not the first time.

I am soooo excited!! Can't tell the color for sure yet but it looks like a Pied Brown. The second one looks like it might be White. There will only be 2 for my first batch of the year. (lol) It was their first eggs of the season so, it will be better next week!

Aren't they cute?!?!?!?

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Edited by GuineaLady93 - 4/29/12 at 8:49pm
HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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post #7 of 20
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Ok, I put these eggs in on Wednesday, April 4... When should they hatch? Cause I thought it would be May 2???


Edited by GuineaLady93 - 4/29/12 at 8:57pm
HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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post #8 of 20
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Ok, now I am thinking he might be Chocolate...What do yall think?

 

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HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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post #9 of 20

Yay, congrats, 2 keets! May 2nd will be 28 days, I have had keets hatch on day 25 before tho. What's the temp set on the Sportsman? Even a half degree higher can make your hatches a little early.

 

That lil guy is lighter than my usual Chocolates, but darker than my Blondes. So yah, I'd say it's a Chocolate. Yay! Post some new pics after he's up running around and all fluffed, he may look a little lighter in a cuple days.

 

Congrats again Ash, looks like the new 'bator will serve you well.

Now I really want one, lol.

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Originally Posted by PeepsCA View Post

Yay, congrats, 2 keets! May 2nd will be 28 days, I have had keets hatch on day 25 before tho. What's the temp set on the Sportsman? Even a half degree higher can make your hatches a little early.

 

That lil guy is lighter than my usual Chocolates, but darker than my Blondes. So yah, I'd say it's a Chocolate. Yay! Post some new pics after he's up running around and all fluffed, he may look a little lighter in a cuple days.

 

Congrats again Ash, looks like the new 'bator will serve you well.

Now I really want one, lol.

 


The temp is 100.5, is that ok?

Yay! I would be happy with a Chocolate or a Blonde because I don't have either of those colors in my flock. The couple of Chocolates I had last year didn't even make it past a weed. Hopefully this little guy with do good.

I love this new incubator, you should definitely go ahead and get one, I don't regret it at all.

HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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HI, I'm Ashley, I'm 18 years old and I am the owner of almost 60 critters!-18 chickens--8 Indian Runner Ducks--1 Horse--3 Pygmy Goats--1 Peacock--About 20 Guineas.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
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