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looking for tips on hatching Guinea Fowl eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pax12, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. pax12

    pax12 Songster

    Feb 7, 2008
    looking for tips on hatching Guinea Fowl eggs

  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Stop turning on day 25 if i remember right an they hatch 3 days later. Everything else is the same as chicken eggs. I did it once, never again! Um ok maybe.
  3. pax12

    pax12 Songster

    Feb 7, 2008
  4. birdnutz

    birdnutz Songster

    Mar 6, 2007
    Easiest eggs I've ever hatched. Maybe because the shell is so much thicker. Plus they all hatched within an hour of each other. Just kind of exploded out of the eggs. Maybe because they are really a wild fowl?
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Yes one of the easier eggs to hatch, takes 28 days. Dont zipp around egg, just break out, like the Ostrich,emu.

    They even take shipping very well.
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Mine had such thick shells, I had to hatch them myself. One died because it couldn't zip.

    They're pretty easy to hatch. Good luck.
  7. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Easiest bird you will ever hatch!! Same as chickens except they hatch anywhere between 25-28 days. Don't be surprised if you stop turning the 25th day and they hatch. Tough little buggers and they hatch really fast too.

  8. naveed

    naveed Songster

    Sep 17, 2007
    I hatced them once, they hatched in 25-26 days, really hardy, and makes too much nosie. When u will come closer they will afraid and start runing here and there.
  9. crazedguinea

    crazedguinea In the Brooder

    Dec 15, 2008
    se pa
    guinea eggs are the easiest, that is how i started. make sure to stop turning them around day 25 they should hatch on the 28th day(i've only had one early bloomer on day 27), keep the temperature at 99 1/2 degrees, and keep an eye on your humidity increasing it those last days. i do not help mine out because their shells are thick, they will rest if needed and continue when they regroup their energy. i've read the egg shell can stick to them and pull off feathers and make them bleed if you pull it off, so it's my choice to let nature take its course. let them dry out well in the incubator before moving them to the brooder which you'd have at the same temp as chicks, do not use slippery bedding though something with some texture so you don't get straddle legs. i start my keets on non medicated turkey starter, gro-gel, and put marbles in the water in which i remove daily as they get stronger and less likely to drown in the water. i also candle them on the 13th-15th day to check development because their shells are so thick this is when i can see well enough. guinea keets are so adorable too-hard to believe they grow into what they do:lol:!!! good luck!!!!

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