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Incubating Guinea Fowl ?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by jeffkerle65, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. jeffkerle65

    jeffkerle65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    A friend has given me 18 Guinea Fowl egg to try & hatch. Do you do the same as
    you do with chickens or is there something different. I never incubated them before
    so I have no idea. I set them on the 12/27/15. Can anyone give me any pointers
    on how to go about it. Thanx.
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    99.5°F at approximately 30-40% humidity day 1 through day 25. Reduce temp by one degree for lockdown and raise humidity to 60-65%.

    I lockdown on evening of day 25. Eggs can be locked down as early as day 24 and can hatch from day 26 thru 28.

    These numbers are for a forced air incubator. If using a still air incubator, raise temps to 100.5°F - 101°F measured at the top of the eggs.

    If you do a search there is lots of information already on the forum. Raising Guinea Fowl 101 has a lot of good information, pay particular attention to posts made by PeepsCa.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/312682/raising-guinea-fowl-101
     
  3. jeffkerle65

    jeffkerle65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanx R2elk for your help.
     

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