Guinea eggs and fertility

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

  1. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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