42 Guinea Eggs in the Bator!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by swampducks, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Just put 'em in within the last hour. Put in the best size/looking ones. No idea if any of them are fertile, haven't seen any guineas doing the deed, though I did see my BR roo having a good time with a lavender the other day. Hopefully, there won't be too many of those crosses! [​IMG]

    Now I just have to wait.

    Anyone have any tips about hatching guinea eggs? These will be my first.
     
  2. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 8, 2008
    Eastern,Kentucky
    I just hatch mine like chicken eggs, with the longer wait..A couple of my guinea hens are still hinding their nest to well for me to find [​IMG] The other two I have coerced into laying where I want them too.. There for a few days I was finding eggs all over the place, just laying in the yard and even one on top of my 4 wheeler trailer [​IMG]
     
  3. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    I've found them in a hole in the coop floor (it's deep litter), in the yard, on the deck. One day I saw my yellow lab rolling all over the ground throwing something in the air having a grand time. I think it must have been a guinea egg. She had to have eaten it shell and all though, nothing was left when I finally got out there.
     
  4. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 8, 2008
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    I love Guineas, I love having them around and I love when they go thru my 'tater patch and pick off tater bugs [​IMG]
     
  5. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Quote:that is cool to know! I'll have to tell my FIL his taters are usually covered in bugs. I gave him a trio of guineas, may as well put 'em to work!

    24 hours now for the eggs, gonna be a loooong wait! [​IMG]
     
  6. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    My guineas haven't started laying yet. I guess they are making me wait this year. [​IMG]
     
  7. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Quote:Wow, and you're in Florida and I'm in northern MI. Then again, mine aren't a year old yet so it could be it's just those youngster laying hormones kicking in. [​IMG]
     

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