Guinea keet having trouble hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Silkie-Guinz, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Silkie-Guinz

    Silkie-Guinz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I'm new to this forum, and new to raising Guineas. [​IMG] This is our first hatching, and so far our hatching has gone well.. [​IMG]

    So far, 9 out of our 14 Guinea eggs have hatched, and we have 5 eggs left. And yesterday evening, We noticed that one egg had started to pip. two other eggs have pipped before, and we waited to see if they would handle it on their own, and after they crack, they didn't finish... And if we know this little guy is alive, we don't want anything to happen to him. [​IMG]

    Now this morning, He hadn't made anymore progress in pipping or zipping the top. So, we peeled off the egg shell he had started to pip, to let him get his beak out to breath.

    Should we help him out? How do we do that? Or will he be fine if we leave him be?

    We have never hatched eggs before, so we don't know what to do about this. [​IMG] This is day 30 for the eggs. He does move his beak around, and if you talk to him, he does chirp back. [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011

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