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Incubating small guinea hen eggs

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by jen1, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. jen1

    jen1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone incubated the first eggs of the season? I have 9 seven month old rare colored guineas. So far, I have 40+ eggs but they are all small. Don't know if I should try and incubate them. I believe some must be fertilized based on observation. I assume the eggs will get bigger as the birds age I just want to start incubating if I can. Anyone have any thoughts???
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Even big guinea eggs are only about the size of bantam eggs. They will never get really big. Put them in the incubator if you want. They should hatch in 26 to 28 days.

    Good luck.
     
  3. jen1

    jen1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I will. I just remember reading not to incubate small or odd shaped eggs. They are definitely small compared to a normal guinea egg. Just wanted to avoid any possible issues with hatching due to the small egg. Thanks for the response.
     

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