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Frustrating momma

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by guinealeghorn, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. guinealeghorn

    guinealeghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a broody guinea hen, so I let her sit on some eggs. I gave her a dish of water and food. She sat on those eggs until the 26th day. They were supposed to hatch on the 28th. She suddenly decided to up on the eggs. I don't have an incubator, so currently the eggs are wrapped in a towel in an electric blanket. I'm using the temperature for a still air incubator. They were supposed to hatch yesterday, but none pipped. I will give them a few more days, but I don't think they will hatch. Will post updates on this thread.
     
  2. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Good luck!
     
  3. guinealeghorn

    guinealeghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I hope they hatch.
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Could be they died for some reason and she could sense that.
     
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  5. yoopergirl1211

    yoopergirl1211 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I just had to bring two duck eggs in to finish hatching with a heat lamp. Lost one and thought the other one had died too. Put them in a basket till I could toss out and when I went back to do it heard peeping from one. Took another 24 hrs and a sleepless night oiling and watching temp but I have a little duckling now! Took way longer then it should have. So dont give up!
     
  6. guinealeghorn

    guinealeghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll keep them going in their blanket for a couple days.
     
  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    It never hurts to try. Hopefully you'll get some keets.
     
  8. guinealeghorn

    guinealeghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are 3 eggs. No keets yet. I'm looking at getting a small incubator. Walmart has one on clearance. It looks good.
     
  9. guinealeghorn

    guinealeghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been 2 days since the supposed hatch date, and the eggs smell pretty bad. Should I give up on them yet? Or is the smell normal? I've never hatched eggs before...
     
  10. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    The smell means the keets inside the eggs are dead. You will want to CAREFULLY remove them from the house.
     

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