Hatched Guineas / UPDATE: Going to cull...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tnlorprazer, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. tnlorprazer

    tnlorprazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put guinea eggs in Bator and got 4 hatched. Two are orange/black looking and are really active and fluffy. Two are blue or lavender looking and are half the size of the orange/black. The blue/lavender ones are really wobbly and really don't have any coordination, their legs look a little too long for their small size and one of them won't straighten his neck out all the way and keeps falling over on his back. I wrapped him in a towel for tonight so that he don't flip over while I'm asleep and can't turn back over. These are my first guineas so I'm clueless....
     
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  2. tnlorprazer

    tnlorprazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Size/Color difference

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    How he holds his head sideways

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  3. tnlorprazer

    tnlorprazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The two blue/lavender chicks still won't eat or drink on their own so I've been feeding them with a medicine dropper. They are not doing any better so we have decided to cull them. [​IMG] Breaks my heart but I don't know what else to do...
     
  4. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    [​IMG] I don't know anything about guineas really. I'm sorry, I'm not much help. I hope someone else will answer you.
     
  5. happi752

    happi752 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how sad to just cull them. they are so cute. if they hatched out before day 25 then they are too young to eat on their own yet and you will have to continue to hand feed them for a few days. once they get to day 25 to day 27 they should be eating on their own. why not give them a chance??
     
  6. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i agree with happi752.

    why don't give them another chance?

    i think if you keep feed them with help, in 3-4 days they will get stronger and will be able to eat without help anymore.
     

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