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Hatching Guinea Fowl Eggs

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by jsquared2, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. jsquared2

    jsquared2 New Egg

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    Hi, My guinea hens/cocks are 6 months old and laying pretty regular. They are in a hen house and keep burying their eggs in straw/dirt (it's no warmer than 30 degrees F)--now that I'm home, I went in and collected only 5 of the eggs and they are in the incubator. I think they might be laying on a whole pile of them though buried. How many days can I go back and dig up to hatch myself?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, welcome to BYC, do you mean how long will they be hatchable past the time they are laid or.... because at 30 they would only be viable for a few hours.
     
  3. jsquared2

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    Yes; So at 30 degrees we should just eat them after a few hours? LOL? Thanks-
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes because if they are under 50 degrees Fahrenheit for extended periods of time it kills the embryo.
     
  5. jsquared2

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    Thanks-
     
  6. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep no problem
     

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