Assisted guinea hatch, curled feet

ZJchicks

Chirping
6 Years
May 29, 2013
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Hello! I just hatched some guinea keet eggs after the guinea hen abandoned the nest on day 25.
I had one egg that had trouble hatching and I assisted (should has assisted earlier but was my first time and I was nervous to start too soon).
Keet was definitely ready to hatch. Wing over head was preventing it. I helped him out of egg yesterday. Gave him some time to stretch out as was very crumpled.
Today decided he needed his feet taped. We used a firm credit card type plastic and spread them out as instructed from this site and taped them down. He is standing on them now.
My question is, when should I move him to brooder. All the other keets are already running around like nuts. He was in the shell at least 24-36 hours trying to hatch. I am unsure when he will really need food and water and am concerned he will have a hard time on shavings and with the other birds. Thoughts as to when he must be in the brooder?
 

ZJchicks

Chirping
6 Years
May 29, 2013
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Thanks for all the helpful replies. I went ahead and gave the keet some water. It was thirsty. I put food and water In the incubator as it was the last one left and isn’t ready for the brooder with the competition. Turned down temp a bit.
Hope this can help someone since no one was around to help me while the commented over and over on other posts that had no need for a rapid reply.
 

cmfarm

Crowing
9 Years
May 3, 2010
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Elgin, TX
Hi! Sorry no one answered your questions. How is the little guy doing? I find that sometimes when a chick/keet gets stuck in the egg and you have to help it, it can take a little longer to uncurl from its egg shape and get on its feet.
 

Kennyhasquails

In the Brooder
Oct 27, 2019
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I had a quail with the same issue. I tape his foot and put him in the brooder when he was ready. He was fine with the other chicks and getting around. Just keep a close eye.
 
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