hatching guinea eggs

llatham

Chirping
Sep 10, 2013
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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
 

HoneyDreameMom

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 5, 2013
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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.
 

HoneyDreameMom

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 5, 2013
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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.
 

nelmsy

Chirping
6 Years
Sep 5, 2013
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England
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.
Thanks
 

HoneyDreameMom

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 5, 2013
82
5
31
We've only ever purchased keets. I'm interested to see how different hatching our own turns out to be. Good luck with yours!
 

PioneerPrincess

Songster
10 Years
Sep 16, 2009
637
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TX
how long should it take for a keet to break out of the egg after it has pecked a hole?
thanks
Leon

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. :)
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.
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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