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guinea keet hatched early

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by kimt816, May 24, 2011.

  1. kimt816

    kimt816 In the Brooder

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    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?
     

  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Crowing

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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?
     
  3. kimt816

    kimt816 In the Brooder

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    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
     
  4. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    my last hatch started on day 24 and still hatching today on day 30.
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Crowing

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    What kind of incubator are you using bigdawg? And did ya use an egg turner?
     
  6. chickenguru

    chickenguru Chirping

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    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.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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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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  8. kimt816

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    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
     
  9. skya328

    skya328 Songster

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    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?
     
  10. BAMACK2

    BAMACK2 Songster

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    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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