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Is is safe to incubate now?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by ByHisHands, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. ByHisHands

    ByHisHands Songster

    Mar 12, 2010
    Cosby, TN
    I thought we had lost our guinea hen about 5 days ago. We found her today sitting on a nest under the tomatoes plants. Should we build an enclosure around her and leave her be or is it safe in try to incubate them now. Not sure haw many days she has been sitting. I would say 4-7 days and I know 3 days makes a world of difference.

  2. i would take them and incubate them it is starting to get chilly at night and wont be fully feathered by the time it gets really cold
  3. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    I would go ahead and incubate. Guineas are frailer and more susceptible to the cold than our baby chicks and sometimes the Moms just take off leaving the little babies in the nest and come check on them later and it's too cool for that! If those babies hatch outdoors now , it could be rough on them...... Best of luck. Nancy

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