Guinea Keets a Hatchin'!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by frugal, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. frugal

    frugal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guinea Keets a Hatchin'!

    I have around 50 fertile guinea hen eggs in my incubator and another clutch that is being set on in the coop.
    They're beginning to hatch out!


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    The keet is beginning to break out of its shell.

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    He's stretching out his foot.

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    One, two, three toes out and then he rested for awhile before his next attempt at breaking out from his shell.

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    Here's one wing!

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    And then another..."But how do I get my head out?"

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    Push, push, push..."Here I am Momma!"

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    Stretch...pull...push.

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    "Ahh...free at last."

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    After a couple minutes of exploring off to the brooder he goes with his brothers and sisters.

    Another exciting Thursday evening on the ranch!
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Amazing photos! Very clear and balanced.

    Congrats on the hatch!
     
  3. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
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    [​IMG] aren't you supposed to take them out of the auto turner before they hatch ? [​IMG]
     
  4. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isn't today Tuesday? lol


    omg maybe im blind, but did you guys get rid of the head scratchy smily!? I loved that one, im always confused! lmao. I mean we got two shruggies now!
     
  5. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great pics! I've never hatched before and this is fascinating stuff. Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. frugal

    frugal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Or you can just turn off your auto turner.
     
  7. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] thanks for sharing pictures with us [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I would be worried it would be hard for them to get out. Do you have eggs piled on top of each other, lol, you need a bigger incubator. [​IMG]
     
  9. frugal

    frugal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Worry is a killer.

    Actually, I have several Romaks. I've had very little loss using them, in fact I hatched well over 90% of my guineas and ducks this spring with very little effort on my part. When you're a homesteader that means alot.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2008
  10. kick'n chick'n

    kick'n chick'n Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how did you get your guineas to lay this late in the year? mine quit laying about 2 months ago.

    great pics!![​IMG]
     

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