Here We go Again! UPDATE W/ pictures*

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by GuineaLady93, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a guinea nest today!!! I am so excited!!!
    The best I can tell they started yesterday. We will soon have cute little keets 24/7!
    Can't wait to try out my new incubator! It will hold like 250 eggs so I will not run out of incubator room this season!
     
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  2. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations! I have a few in the incubator now, with my chicken eggs! I was soooo excited to get my first eggs. About a month ago I told my husband that EVEN IF I found the guinea eggs, I wouldn't incubate them. YEAH RIGHT. That changed as soon as I found the first eggs. Now I'm looking for them all the time....[​IMG] and will be hatching as many as possible. I think it's going to be a fun hatching season on this site!
     
  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the eggs finally Ash! And what kind of incubator did you get? Where's the pics!?!?!
     
  4. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got a Hovabator 1588. Love it.

    Edited to say.....OOPS, I'm Ash too, so I thought you meant me!
     
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  5. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 1502 Digital Sportsman. I will try to post some pictures tomorrow! The trays I have for it will hold 288 eggs!
     
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  6. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found this little surprise in the incubator! I must have calculated the days wrong...not the first time.
    I am soooo excited!! Can't tell the color for sure yet but it looks like a Pied Brown. The second one looks like it might be White. There will only be 2 for my first batch of the year. (lol) It was their first eggs of the season so, it will be better next week!
    Aren't they cute?!?!?!?

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  7. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I put these eggs in on Wednesday, April 4... When should they hatch? Cause I thought it would be May 2???
     
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  8. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, now I am thinking he might be Chocolate...What do yall think?

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  9. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay, congrats, 2 keets! May 2nd will be 28 days, I have had keets hatch on day 25 before tho. What's the temp set on the Sportsman? Even a half degree higher can make your hatches a little early.

    That lil guy is lighter than my usual Chocolates, but darker than my Blondes. So yah, I'd say it's a Chocolate. Yay! Post some new pics after he's up running around and all fluffed, he may look a little lighter in a cuple days.

    Congrats again Ash, looks like the new 'bator will serve you well.
    Now I really want one, lol.
     
  10. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The temp is 100.5, is that ok?
    Yay! I would be happy with a Chocolate or a Blonde because I don't have either of those colors in my flock. The couple of Chocolates I had last year didn't even make it past a weed. Hopefully this little guy with do good.
    I love this new incubator, you should definitely go ahead and get one, I don't regret it at all.
     

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