Hatching guinea eggs!

BantammChick

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I got some guinea eggs,one of my guinea hens was trying to hatch some eggs,but the opossums kept getting them at night until there were only about 12 left,so I took 8 eggs,while the guinea was gone to eat.I put them in my Little Giant ''still air incubator''.Now,28 days later,I have 3 little guineas :yesss: ,and one hatching RIGHT NOW! How long should I leave them in there?The new ones seem to be a little crazy,and flopping around on the other eggs.I have a heat lamp and box to put them in,and chick starter to feed them and a chick waterer and feeder for them.:):weeThey are so cute!!!:love
 

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I got some guinea eggs,one of my guinea hens was trying to hatch some eggs,but the opossums kept getting them at night until there were only about 12 left,so I took 8 eggs,while the guinea was gone to eat.I put them in my Little Giant ''still air incubator''.Now,28 days later,I have 3 little guineas :yesss: ,and one hatching RIGHT NOW! How long should I leave them in there?The new ones seem to be a little crazy,and flopping around on the other eggs.I have a heat lamp and box to put them in,and chick starter to feed them and a chick waterer and feeder for them.:):weeThey are so cute!!!:love

I leave them in the hatcher until they are good and dry (fluffy). They can go up to 3 days before they have to have feed and water.

Chick starter is deficient in amount of protein and other additives such as niacin and methionine. They can survive on chick starter but they will never reach their full potential. I feed my keets a 28% protein turkey/gamebird starter. It allows their internal organs to develop properly as well as supporting their extremely high metabolic rate.
 

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