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A BABY KEET!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kellim, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I thought my hatching was over for a few weeks, I have a duck egg due August 1 and have had Guinea eggs in the bator that were due on what I though was the same day. Well.....guess who was WRONG! Apparently momma guinea had set on the eggs for a while before she decided she had enough and left them. I thought they were just on day one because they were cool when I found them. I thought I would pop them in the bator and see what happened anyways. Well....we come home from town and my husband comes running out of the house hollering "You have a guinea hatching!" I was like there is no way. Sure enough, I come in the house and into the small bathroom (aka:incubator room) and look in and there was the cutest little thing stuck in the egg! it had somehow got turned wrong in the process of pipping and couldn't move!! It already had the top off the egg, it just couldn't fit through the hole it had made, so I pulled off a little of the shell and out it popped! It is in the bator now. I will post pics soon as it is the first Guinea I have ever hatched!!!! It is so cute but freaked out when I had to put the shelf paper in because it was trying to get under the wire in the bottom of the Hovabator. So Sweet!!!
     
  2. penelope77

    penelope77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a neat surprise! can't wait to see it. i have 11 guinea eggs in my bator and can't wait to see them.
     
  3. bearz

    bearz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put some rocks around the bottom edges of my bator to hold that wire mesh down because I lost 2 babies that way last week.

    It works really well.
     
  4. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks so much for that! I would never have thought about rocks! Going to get some now!!! Thank you!
     
  5. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    IA
    Congrats:)
     
  6. karanleaf

    karanleaf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    Glenwood, Missouri
    Congradulations on the new little hatchling [​IMG]
     
  7. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I am going to post pics soon. We had to splint it's little feet, it's toes were curled and it was having trouble standing. We looked and it just didn't look like something that would get better on it's own so we went ahead and we splinted it's feet and now it's standing and walking and of course fussing about the splints!!!
     
  8. TheKidAndDame

    TheKidAndDame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks so much for that! I would never have thought about rocks! Going to get some now!!! Thank you!

    Your rocks can also help to keep the heat even in the bator. Just like keeping a pizza stone in the oven evens out the heat in there too.
     
  9. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my new baby!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Very cute!!!
     

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