Day 22

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by melroseladi, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day 22 of my silkies setting on 7 guinea eggs. Today I will be getting their brooder cage ready in anticipation of any of the eggs hatching. I have a very large cage, great dane size, that I will be putting hardware cloth over today. The silkies live in a wooden night stand with door and shelves removed laying on it's side. That is where they are nesting. I am going to put that inside the cage so they have something familiar. I am so excited to try this experiment of having my silkies hatch out some guineas for me. I want to increase my flock size and am hoping with the silkies raising them they will be less flighty then the keets were that my guinea hen was raising.

    I don't want them to be overly friendly though since I do free range them. I don't want them to loose their natural instincts of protecting themselves and each other.
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a good plan, hope they all hatch for you!
    Post pics when they hatch, I wanna see!
     
  3. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will definitely post pics. The silkies were acting "odd" this morning when I went to check on them so I'm hoping that is a good sign. I am hoping I get a lav but since I love my pearls so much I will be perfectly happy if they are all pearls. I just hope they hatch. These were eggs I found in the woods so not sure how viable they were to begin with.
     
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you can candle them tonight when it's dark to see if they have development/ live keets in them?
     

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