Guinea Hatch question

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Libertyinmo, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Libertyinmo

    Libertyinmo New Egg

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    I was given some guinea eggs. Have them in a stryofoam type incubator with fan. They were in an automatic egg turner through day 24. I had a thermometer in the incubator and maintained the temp right around 100° per manufacturers instruction when using egg turner.I added water every three days per incubator instructions and when I took the eggs out of the turner, added water to the second well. It is now day 30. No hatch. I hadn't done this in years and so my candler did not work and I didn't realize that I could candle my eggs with a regular mag mini light till a lady at church told me this. Anyway, I candled some eggs this morning and it looks like there are keets in them. I had my son gently make a hole in one. There is a living keet. We have not completely removed this living keet. I know if they don't hatch on time, they can die. I know that if you help them out and it is too early they will bleed to death. At day 30, I'm suspecting that they need to hatch. What would you do?
     
  2. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like your humidity is too low. If possible, get a thing that measures humidity (not sure what it's called) but just put more water in. They need it humid to hatch.Then I think you should contact the person who sold you the eggs and ask if they know when their eggs usually hatch.

    How is the little one you helped? Did he keep hatching? If he did then he was ready to hatch. This may mean the others are ready to hatch. But if he hasn't completely hatched yet maybe they're not ready yet.

    So I would give it another few days.
     
  3. Libertyinmo

    Libertyinmo New Egg

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    Thanks for replying and your advice. Will give it another couple of days. No, the little one that we made a small hole in did not hatch out yet. We did make the hole on the air pocket side. After reading through the boards yesterday, I wondered if humidity might not be quite high enough for guinea eggs and put two saturated rags in as well as having had the wells full of water. I rewet the rags this morning as they were pretty dry already. Hoping that some of these guineas hatch soon. If they don't hatch in a few days, I'm inclined to open up shells and see what happens.
     
  4. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok:)
     
  5. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is the keet you helped now? Did you help the others?
     
  6. Libertyinmo

    Libertyinmo New Egg

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    We finished opening the keet that we had broken a hole in. It was no longer living. It was not ready to hatch though either. There was still a small ball of yolk. :(
    I had my son open one more. It wasn't ready either, but wasn't alive. If they don't hatch by tomorrow, we will figure they aren't going to and just open them all. That will be a whole week late plus a day or two.
     

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