Guineas are EVIL !

paramedic07

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 24, 2011
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made ya look. i'm on day 7 of incubating 9 guinea eggs. any advice? say evil cuz i had to trim some feathers off of a male guinea and i got bit 5 times in a second or two and had the bruises for almost 3 weeks. evil, i'm tellin ya.
 
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PeepsCA

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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BFE, CA
LOL, been there done that! They are pretty cranky and defensive when you are trying to do anything to them, whether it's for their own good or not, lol. It always helps to have someone else holding all the cranky parts so you can get the task at hand accomplished with minimal bloodshed and bruising! If you don't have a helper, wrapping them in a towel helps, usually.

Oh man, only 7 days into incubation... I think I'd be candling the eggs right about now, looking for any signs of development
(Just cuz I am the impatient type). If you compare the incubated eggs with a fresh one, you should see some color differences that will be fairly noticeable at the air cell end, and maybe even veins/blood vessels starting to form (if you have a really bright light).

Keep your temp stable and your RH around 50% 'til it's time for lockdown and you should have a great hatch. Good luck!
 
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terrilhb

Songster
9 Years
Dec 11, 2010
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Georgia
Yes you made me look. Mine just turned 3 weeks today. My 1st ones. I was like oh no what did I not know.
 

mama2many

Chirping
9 Years
Jun 20, 2010
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Been keeping guineas for over a year now and Love them! Love the nuttiness and the range they cover. They are quirky and strange but lots of fun!
Good luck on your hatch.....
 

Notaneggpert

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 27, 2011
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Quote:Can relate to that, I had one of my male guinea get baling cord wrapped aroung both of his feet and he had to hop everywhere, after chasing him for what seemed like hours, (they can hop almost as fast as they run) I only caught him because he tried to squeeze his body through a hole only his head would fit through. He had my arm bloody by the time we got the cord off his legs, then in gratitude he poop on me just before I let him take off.
 

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