Poor Hatch rates in Guineas

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by sparkles2307, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    There is this guy and his ex-wife who sell mixed heavies and guineas every spring and summer for extra $$$. They have large bators and take orders months in advance - talk about counting your eggs b4 the hatch! They took an order from me for 10 guineas in July and I was told 3 weeks to a month. Well its been just over a month, so I called and got "Oh...Uh...they havent been hatching for us this year so we havent been able to fill any orders." --sad but understandable. But do ya think they could have maybe CALLED? I was refered to them by a mutual friend, and they hadnt even called that friend to let them know they wouldnt be filling their order either. Grrrrrr so now its getting late in the year and I have to wait till next year. At least I have my own bator now so I can just order eggs.
     
  2. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Songster

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    If you're going to order eggs, do it quickly. If I'm understanding correctly, guineas stop laying in September.

    I just got 48 guinea eggs and it looks like 46 are fertile! YAY!

    Good luck!

    Laurie
     
  3. ibradly

    ibradly Chirping

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    Quote:May I ask where you got/ordered your eggs from?
     
  4. racuda

    racuda Songster

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    There is no shortage of Guinea eggs. Right now there are 26 listings for Guinea eggs on eBay. I bought a dozen eggs there and 9 of them are developing and should hatch in a couple of weeks.
     
  5. Pandora

    Pandora Chirping

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    Guineas are the one thing we never have a problem hatching!
    They even do well in an LG Still Air incubator as long as its in a temp controlled environment.
     
  6. Aj1911

    Aj1911 Songster

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    under a broody hen i have a 100% hatch rate in my first batch

    one didnt make it after hatching tho.
     
  7. N2tropicAL

    N2tropicAL In the Brooder

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    i had 17/18 hatch from my broody hen 4 weeks ago. all have made it and im tickled. i had to help one hatch, but he is fine. [​IMG]
     

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