i need advice i put my guinea eggs the wrong way in the turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by binkysmom78, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. binkysmom78

    binkysmom78 In the Brooder

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    Hi, i put guineas the wrong way in the turner. I candled them & they seemed good & moved around. They should hatch june 17th .is it too late to flip them? If anyone has any info i will appreciate it tons :) i don't want the little guys to die on me. A big thanks to everyone wh response.
     
  2. BayGoose

    BayGoose Chirping

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    I would flip them the right side up. Big end up. I'm sure they'll be ok and orient themselves. But correct it now. Sometimes when hens/ducks etc roll their eggs, occasionally one or two are completely upside down for a short time. When the hen rolls again, they can be right side up again. I'm sure they'll be fine. Even the Mommas do it to their eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. binkysmom78

    binkysmom78 In the Brooder

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    Thank you baygoose !!! I just got done flipping them over. Everyone is alive so far :) what the guineas have died if i would not have flipped them. Good night :D
     
  4. BayGoose

    BayGoose Chirping

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    You're welcome! Yea, if they weren't turned, they may have hatched upside down and possibly drown when they take their first breaths. They need that air pocket at the large end of the egg to breath into and expand their lungs before they begin hatching. And when the large end of the egg is up, the chicks can orient themselves into the correct position. They can orient themselves to hatch at the big end when the eggs are laying on their sides as well. But they should be fine now! Good luck!!
     

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