Guinea eggs and fertility

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by flgardengirl, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Songster

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    How long can you save guinea eggs to incubate and still have good fertility? I have heard they will have 40 eggs in a nest between a group before sitting on them so I was wondering how long I could save them before setting them? Thanks

  2. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    i had a single hen lay 15 eggs last year and hatched 12 of them. so the eggs were at least 15 days old.
  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    BFE, CA
    I've incubated eggs that were 16 days old before and had quite a few of them hatch... I've also had a Hen lay a clutch of 28 eggs and I ended up with 22 keets [​IMG] Most egg info says incubating them within 10 days to 2 weeks is best tho. Supposedly the viability starts dropping after day 10. Storing them in the dark, at around 55 degrees with a decent amount of humidity helps. And be sure to turn/tilt them a couple times a day after they've been stored a week, if you don't turn/tilt them from the get go that is (which I do).

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