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First Keet Hatched tonight

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by FrankNLiveOak, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. FrankNLiveOak

    FrankNLiveOak In the Brooder

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    Well, we received our 18 Guinea Fowl eggs about 22 days from Stromberg Chickens and loaded them into our incubator. Yesterday we locked them down and at 12 noon one of the pipped. Today at 12:01AM our first ever guinea fowl keet was hatched - yeah! 17 more to go - I hope the hatch rate is good!

    (Boy they have HUGE feet - lol)

    Frank


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  2. HoneyDreameMom

    HoneyDreameMom In the Brooder

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    What a sweet baby - big feet and all! They're irresistible once they're all dry and fluffy. [​IMG] Good luck hatching out the rest of them!
     
  3. FrankNLiveOak

    FrankNLiveOak In the Brooder

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    Thank you, we are up to 5 hatched now and more on the way - :)
     
  4. sburling1981

    sburling1981 Hatching

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    I had 28 out of 40 hatch about a month ago. Only lost one that was splay legged. At a month, already have to watch them trying to fly outta the brooder and the grower pen when you oen it, it was hilarious watching a 10 yr old and an 8 yr old spend 15 minutes trying to catch one guinea lol
     
  5. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Songster

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    Aww...Congrats! Guinea keets are so adorable when they're so little! [​IMG]
     
  6. nailladi

    nailladi Chirping

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    Awe, nice job! Now you will get the fever and fall in love with them! they are much different than any bird I have ever raised.. Enjoy!!
     

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