guinea keet hatched early

kimt816

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 13, 2008
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kernersville, nc
ok had a surprise in the incubator this am i was checking on a batch of americaunas that have been hatching and in my guinea incubator i had a keet sitting on the turner. they are only at day 25?? he/she was alert and active so i took it out and stuck it in the brooder i removed the turner and set rest of eggs in bator with increased humidity. has anyone ever had keets hatch early?
 

PeepsCA

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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Yes, I've had lots of early hatching keets. Day 24 is very common for my hatches, even had one hatch on day 23 before.

I incubate in Hovabator Genesis 1588s, what kind of incubator are you using?
 

kimt816

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 13, 2008
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kernersville, nc
a little giant still air i have had good results so far on my standard birds with these as i only hatch about once maybe twice a year
 

chickenguru

Chirping
9 Years
May 24, 2010
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Kentwood La.
I have 61 guinea eggs in the bator now that were supposed to start hatching on
May 28. They started hatching today which is day 24. I have several out already
and lots more pipped.
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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I wouldn't consider day 25 as being early; my guinea hatches are usually 'done' after day 27. Most all of them hatch on day 25.

ETA: My guineas are not early, that's just when they hatch. I hatch them with several other species and the guineas are the only ones that hatch 'early'.
 
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kimt816

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 13, 2008
54
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kernersville, nc
update on guineas
two out so far several more pipped so we shall see glad to see that they do this LOL kinda caught me off guard as i still had the turner in the box the first little one was taking a ride back and forth lol
 

skya328

Songster
11 Years
Nov 10, 2008
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Dallas, TX
We started our guineas out in a homemade incubator w/ egg turner then split the eggs between 2 broody hens around day 6. Today is day 23 and we woke up this morning to FIVE keets! They had to have hatched last night because at 7 am when I noticed them they were all dry and fuzzy. One hen had 4 hatched, 1 pipped, and 3 not pipped and the other hen had 1 hatched and 6 more eggs. We double checked the calendar and couldn't believe they hatched that early.

Kim, how did your hatch turn out?
 

BAMACK2

Songster
9 Years
May 22, 2010
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Spring Lake NC
for me day 25 most of them hatched than i got 2 or 3 every day after up to day 29 which is today. i just heard a pip as i was removing hatch shells and was like wow so i am giving them to day 30 before i say they are done and starting the clean up and refill
 

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