Candling Guinea Eggs?

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  1. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 24 guinea eggs off of ebay, I now have them under one of my broody hens. I candled them and I haven't the slightest clue what I should see. Today is day 8....are these eggs normal? Some I see little things in and some i just see yolk.

    Egg #1....this is what i see in most of them.... normal?
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    Egg #2....I see this in others.
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    Egg #3....I also see this in some.
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  2. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see some veining in some of the pictures so you have some fertile eggs there. Fertility is confirmed by spider web or veining inside the eggs.

    Congrats and good luck!

    Laurie
     
  3. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look good to me. They seem to develop in different ways. You'll know more in another week.
     
  4. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like they are right on schedule! Happy hatching!
     
  5. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
    I'm very excited about these little guys! :]
     
  6. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled all 24 eggs today (day 14), all were fertile except 4! [​IMG] That seems pretty good to me! I am sooo excitedd!! Yay! [​IMG]
     
  7. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled the eggs today...they look really big, its almost completely black in there besides the air cell!
     
  8. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I never managed to see anything in my guinea eggs except the air cell in the viable ones and clear in the non. 21/29 hatched even though I could not see anything!!

    Now..what am I going to do with all these keets? hahaha..
     
  9. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't even see the air cell in them when I first got them. But, I have a light that lights them up pretty good and you can see their little toes moving around in the eggs now, kicking and twitching. It's soo adorable! I can't wait for them to hatch (I'm almost tooo excited)! That's good! My hen cracked one the first day, four were not fertile, and one was rotten. I think that is still a pretty good number. Haha...I would gladly take them off your hands! [​IMG]
     
  10. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs are pipping internally![​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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