Did I miss something? Guinea egg hatching timeline? 28 days?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by CDennis, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everything I read up until today said 28 days for guinea eggs to hatch, but I read a post I today that said 25-26 for her guinea eggs under a broody hen. Mine are also under a broody hen, I just want to be clear on my timeline so I can be home for the hatch. Is it 28?
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Guineas do not have a completely clear hatch day like chickens. Most of the game birds do not. I don't remember what the range is for guineas but most quail have a 3 or 4 day potential hatching span. They are much less predictable than chickens and claiming a certain number for a hatch date for game birds is just picking the average.
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup, Just read a post this morning that a lady has one hatched at day 24 in her bator......Pop
     
  4. blackred

    blackred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always drop my eggs to the hatcher on the 21st day. You never know when they will hatch and I was tired of opening the incubator to drop the eggs and having a mess of keets fall out and then the race was on.

    Bob
     
  5. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my last hatch which was last week i stopped turning at 24 days and they started pipping at 25 days.
     
  6. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup I had 1 keet hatch on day 24 a bunch more hatch on 25 and 26 today is 27 and there are only 3 eggs left to hatch. So goes to show that they seem to hatch at random.

    eta: Those these were from eggs that had been sitting and collected over a large span of time, so I guess some may have begun to develop or something before they were set in the bator
     
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  7. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 8 hatched under a broody at day 25. All hatched within a few hours of each other.
     
  8. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great info. Thanks eveyone. I guess I need to prepare fo anything! This is my first hatch, well it isn't actually mine, its the hens but you get the point.
     
  9. Aj1911

    Aj1911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all mine hatched under a broody hen at 25-31 days (31 days was cause i put another egg in a few days late lol)

    all 8 hatched but 1 didnt make it

    my 7 are now 7 weeks old.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I've also read 28 days, but have never had one go over 25 days. So move them early, just to be safe [​IMG]
     

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