New Member here! I have a guniea question.....

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  1. mdmdyer4u

    mdmdyer4u Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a male and female guniea, she laid 2 eggs last nite. This is her first eggs. These are my first birds,,,,ever. I got the birds this past last summer. My question, it snowed here almost 6 inches last nite when she laid these eggs, I felt them and they are super cold. Can I still save them so they will hatch? Or how do I know if they are even fertile?
     
  2. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. I don't know the answer but someone here will:) Good luck.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You might try the BYC Guinea forum for help with them https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/45/guinea-fowl it seems hatching eggs shouldn't get below 28.4*F or they'll be damaged Brinsea has a good article on temperature effects on hatching eggs http://brinsea.com/customerservice/poweroff.html , the only way you can really tell if they are fertile is to crack them open and look for the bulls-eye, or incubate them and see if they develop. check out the BYC Learning Center for lots of nice articles on hatching eggs, ie this one has a lot of pictures https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  5. mdmdyer4u

    mdmdyer4u Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Kelsie, I have brought them inside and made an incubator, fingers crossed! should know by months end if I have bird babies!!! (the time frame of how long she wasn't on them is unknown) they were cold to my touch, not sure if they were actually frozen....
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Chances are that the eggs are fertile. If not frozen and not chilled for an extended period of time they should be viable. Candle them and if they are cracked, they were frozen and will not develop.
     
  8. gander007

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    If you do not try you will never know besides it will only take you a week to find out ... [​IMG]
     
  9. mdmdyer4u

    mdmdyer4u Out Of The Brooder

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    Gander007- I went and bought an incubator yesterday, I have them all set up inside. By "it will only take a week to find out" do you mean they will start to smell if they are bad? All advise is welcome!
     

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