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hatching guinea eggs

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by llatham, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. llatham

    llatham New Egg

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    how long should it take for a keet to break out of the egg after it has pecked a hole?
    thanks
    Leon
     
  2. HoneyDreameMom

    HoneyDreameMom Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd love to see an answer on this. One of our hens in currently sitting on our first batch of keets, and I'm wondering as well.
     
  3. Tim K

    Tim K Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Id say 24hrs to 36 hrs
     
  4. nelmsy

    nelmsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what age can guinea fowl fly
     
  5. HoneyDreameMom

    HoneyDreameMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Our keets were flapping their way out of the brooder box at only a couple of weeks old. They were getting some actual honest-to-goodness staying in the air kind of flying at a few months. My experience was that they try to flap and fly out of the brooder much sooner than chicks.
     
  6. nelmsy

    nelmsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  7. HoneyDreameMom

    HoneyDreameMom Out Of The Brooder

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    We've only ever purchased keets. I'm interested to see how different hatching our own turns out to be. Good luck with yours!
     
  8. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The keets my broody hens have hatched seem to hatch like chicks in regards to pipping. Definitely not incubation time, though. : P Of course, I've always suspected my broodies help their chicks and/or keets out because they mysteriously hatch faster than if they were in the incubator. :)
    Yup, I agree. Our five to eight week old keets are already trying to fly about in their small hutch. It won't be long till they can come out and free-range. They certainly look so graceful when they fly.
     

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