guinea eggs lockdown date

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fishman65, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    479
    3
    131
    Apr 18, 2009
    flat rock
    I need some input on when to lockdown guinea eggs. I read that they pip on days 24-26 and i was wondering when you guys lockdown. I am trying a dry incubation and have kept the humidity at 33-40% . I know that it will have to be in the 70% for the last few days or they will stick like sushi rice.
    so when should i lockdown? appreciate anyones input. Oh yea i am on day 21 and just candled them and they all have movement and nice aircells.
     
  2. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    479
    3
    131
    Apr 18, 2009
    flat rock
    anybody hatch guineas here? anybody?
     
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    A couple of months ago, I hatched guinea eggs and I went on lock down on the 25th day bc I was always told it took 28 days for their incubation period.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,381
    35
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Everything I've read says guineas take 28 days to hatch. Someone forgot to tell them that! Every egg I have set in my bator has hatched by day 25. So I would stop turning them on day 23, just to be safe [​IMG]
     
  5. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    479
    3
    131
    Apr 18, 2009
    flat rock
    thats the general thought. even though they are supposed to take 28 days most people say they hatch by the 24-25 day. I just did'nt want to lockdown too early and have to much humidity when the time comes. or wait too long and have sticky chicks. at last candling i had 2 out of 18 quitters but everything else that i can see looks good. this is my first guinea hatch so i am keeping my fingers crossed.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,381
    35
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Increasing humidity a few days early won't hurt them, good luck [​IMG]
     
  7. Smorz

    Smorz Chillin' With My Peeps

    137
    5
    78
    Mar 12, 2014
    My first hatch now. At day 21. Yes, worrying when to stop turning...
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by