Guinea surprise!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WriterofWords, May 3, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I'm sitting here reading threads, catching up after being gone most of yesterday and I finally realized one of the sounds behind me was NOT one of the Coturnix quail in the cage recuperating, it's coming from the incubator! I peeked through the top and surprise!! There is a guinea taking a ride on the turner half in and half out of his little egg! I just had to candle the other bator quickly to see if I could combine into one bator, luckily I could, but that also meant I had a lot of eggs either not fertile or just not form. So he now finishing his hatching in the LG and I put the other Guinea egg in there too.
    I put them in on April 13 with the Call Duck and my duck eggs and for some reason I thought they took longer than chickens, not less time.
    If he makes it I'll post pics!
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Couldn't resist, I took a pic anyway!!
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  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Awwwwww.......... Cute as a bug's ear! Where did you get guinea eggs?

    Happy hatching!
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    My friend that brought me the Call Duck eggs to hatch and sell brought these two eggs with them. I don't want to mess with Guineas so it will have to find a home, and if the other eggs hatches too they will both go bye bye. But it sure is cute, and noisy as all get out!
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    The second egg shows no signs of pipping or anything yet and my light isn't strong enough to candle it. The first little guy seems to be doing great though.
     

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