How long does it take?? Geez!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GwenFarms, May 27, 2008.

  1. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time using a bator, as I'm all out of broodies. My guinea eggs started piping yesterday morning. Out of 31 I now have 11 hatched, 9, or so pipped, or zipped and the rest hasn't even pipped yet. They were candled when I took the out of the turner and all had keats. I can hear tapping in one, or two of the not pipped ones. How long does it usually take for al of them to hatch? Is my humidity off causing them to stagger so much?
     
  2. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    What day are you on?
     
  3. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is actually just day 27, so they started hatching a little early. I know most people say that guineas hatch on day 28, but I have always had more to hatch on day 27. They tend to hatch anywhere from 26-28 days. Which gives me some hope for the unpeeped ones, but they are all taking so long. The first pip was seen yesterday morning, but didn't fully hatch until yesterday evening. I thought all of the ones that were pipped yesterday would have been out when I got up this morning.
     

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