Hatching guinea fowl eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CDennis, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guinea's lay eggs that I am convinced you could play softball with, those shells are so thick! Not that my guineas are laying right now but I was thinking in spring about hatching out some of their eggs, because of the shells are they more difficult?
     
  2. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    Guinea eggs I found to be easier for some reason. I had a better hatch rate with my guinea eggs than my chicken eggs.

    Same temperature and humidity, so it's pretty much the same as chicken eggs.
     
  3. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know, now if only I can convince them to lay their eggs in a box and not in the corn field! [​IMG]
     
  4. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    same as chicks, just takes 28 days instead of 21 leave them cooped up until after 3 pm when mine are laying they lay between 11 and 2 like clock work
     
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  5. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine hatch like popcorn when they start they keep right on going
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  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    guinea fowl are easy an my choice for first timers.
     

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