Problem with hatch???

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by kyle7630, May 21, 2011.

  1. kyle7630

    kyle7630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled my eggs last night and it looks like the air pocket is at the pointy end of each egg. Is this usual for guinea eggs? This is my first time hatching guineas. They all seem to be developing well I guess, as I can barely see through the eggs any more. They just look different from what I'm used to seeing from regular chicken eggs. Any help would be nice.
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Air cells at the wrong end are rare in my hatches... that seems really odd that all of your eggs have that going on. They might have issues hatching, but they might do just fine. Nothing much you can do about it tho, 'cept wait and see how it goes. I'd be sure to lay them on their sides for hatching, don't stand them up in egg cartons. Good luck!
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    How long have they been cooking? Are they in trays with the big end up? Are these shipped eggs? I really never see this in my guineas and hatch about 50 every week.
     
  4. kyle7630

    kyle7630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I just turned and checked again because I thought that was just too odd for them to all be like that. Turns out I just didn't hold the light on the eggs right. It wasn't the air cell I was seeing, it was just space that hasn't filled up with keet yet.lol. I double checked the top and the air cell was there on each egg. I guess once I saw one I thought was wrong, I looket at the pointy end on the rest instead of actually checking the round end for the cells. What a rookie I am lol.
     
  5. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, whew, that's good news. All should be fine then!
     
  6. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's ok!! I'm a rookie too.....good luck with your hatch!!
     
  7. MtWashFam

    MtWashFam Out Of The Brooder

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    I looked at the pointy end too. [​IMG]

    Good luck with the hatch!!!
     

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