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How far along is this Guinea egg?! Need help!!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Cowgirl1238, May 5, 2016.

  1. Cowgirl1238

    Cowgirl1238 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got some Guinea eggs from a friend to put in my incubator (which was already incubating a goose egg, lol) and he told my husband the eggs weren't all the same age. I got 6, and this one surprised me, it seems really far along?! I need to know how old it is, how long I have left, and any other tips you have, the other 5 are still on the "freshly laid" side! Thank you so much!! [​IMG]
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  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guineas take a bit longer than chicken eggs but comparing your eggs to pictures of developing chicken would give you an idea of how long... When you compare THIS egg you will not find a match. I'm quite sure the embryo has died.
     
  3. Cowgirl1238

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    Aw, darn. :( how can you tell it died? I'm still learning so I want to know everything! :)
     
  4. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The air cell is too large. Veins should be visable near the edges of the air cell, and the line between the two areas is fuzzy and blurred.

    Your egg should look more like this.

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  5. Cowgirl1238

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    Ah okay, so like crisp clear lines defining the two areas?

    That really sucks, I was hoping for a baby soon. :(
     
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    Oh, and doesn't the air cell get bigger/smaller depending on how far along it is?
     
  7. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Somewhat, but not as big as what your egg had.
     
  8. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully your other eggs will hatch.
     
  9. Cowgirl1238

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    Thanks for the info! And yes I hope the others hatch too. [​IMG] I am getting ready to candle them, I have had them a week so far!
     
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    Does anyone know if you can upload videos?? I saw a dark spot in one of my Guinea eggs, but it moved in circles?!
     

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