I got guineas!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Motherhenandflock, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first time ever with incubation. Power went out for a couple of hours. Not good at candling. Typical newbie!
    But on the dot of 28 days they started hatching. So now on day 30 I have 6. They look great! Out of 36 to start with, not a great hatch, but at least I got some! [​IMG]
    I know this is a draggy hatch. I probably peeked too much. [​IMG]
    How long do I leave the bator on?

    I will take the latest 2 out this morning. I don't see anymore eggs rocking. I think I see one more with a crack. I need to add more water for the humidity and clean out the shells. Tidy up the place.
     
  2. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Congratulations!!!! You will do better the next hatch enjoy your guineas.

    jackie
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Good Job. Guineas are awesome. I want some.

    I think your hatch rate is ok for the first time. What kind of
    incubator setup did you use?
     
  4. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'm just glad I got some healthy looking keets! They are already noisy!
    I have the Little Giant Still Air 9200 with the circulated air fan kit 7200.
    I am thinking my temp might have been low overall. And I had a hard time keeping the humidty even.
    Should I keep it running another couple of days to wait, just in case?
     
  5. joy

    joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations
     
  6. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I normally candle them to see if I can see any movement. That's the only way I can tell to wait or not.

    jackie
     

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