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Guinea Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lanissa86, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I have 2 Guinea Eggs in the bator that I almost gave up on, and just now one pipped! And now its zipping! These little buggers pip and zip fast! Wow! Okay, just had to share the excitement, this is my first time hatching anything else other then chicken eggs! Hope both make it out! I am [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2008
  2. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I posted at 5:29 and its 5:44 and the little one is out! Yay! Only thing is... he was huge for that tiny egg and his belly is Huge like the yolk sac did not absorb but it did.. if that makes sense.. Its not outside and wet, its in his belly but the belly area is really big and awkward looking. Is this normal for a Guinea?
     
  3. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Looks like I might have a lavender but still unsure... The other Egg hasn't done nothing yet... bummer... And the chick with the big belly doesn't look very active, I guess I will wait until tomorrow and see what happens... [​IMG]
     
  4. DulcyDoll

    DulcyDoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the new arrivals! Hope they do well for ya.

    But......


    We need PICTURES!
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Oooo! I'm so excited!! I just set 3 guinea eggs in the bator yesterday. I too have only hatched chickens so far so I hope mine do good!! Congrats!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Ok, here is the pic of the tiny Guinea keet still not dry.. Sorry if the pic is too dark...

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  7. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Its Day 30 and no movement from the second egg...not even a pip. Should I give up? I do not have batteries for my candler.. When do you all throw Guinea Eggs?
     
  8. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Quote:mmmm....tough decision. i would think it didn't make it though, sadly. [​IMG] That's too bad.
    but try breaking it open, that way you can see maybe why the chick died.
    Congrats on all your other chickies! [​IMG]

    day 30 is really too late and by then the chick must be dead. [​IMG]
    Nice pics by the way! At least you know how to post them here LOL I don't! [​IMG]
     
  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    oh and I wouldn't handle the chick if i were you; it's way too early! :eek: Let it dry and keep it warm or it could have a risk of dying. Keep it in the bator til it's warm and fluffy, probably about several+ hours, and then you can take it out! [​IMG]
     
  10. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Well the Egg did have a dead chick in it. It looks like it did not absorb any of the yolk Sac. Poor thing...
     

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