Putting eggs in......Questions!!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by 9farmgirl9, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok before my guineas stop laying i'm going to try this again. I'm going to clean out my incubator with some bleach water. Very little bleach so don't worry. But how many eggs should i put in? And what temp, humidty? How much water? Or could i do a dry incubation? How should i set the eggs in? How often or on what days should i candle? Please answer if possible.
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a means of accurately tracking temp and humidity? Without those most of your questions can not be answered.

    How many you put in depends on the bator and the egg turner if you use one.

    Temp depends on still air, 101 or forced air 99.5.

    How much water depends on what it shows on the instrument you are using to monitor humidity. Should be from 35 to 45% until the last three days and then raised to 60/65%.

    Since it sounds like you're new to this wait until day 10 to candle. Guineas eggs are hard to see in to, with more development the easier it will be to see.
     
  3. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You said you were going to try it again...what happened before?
     
  4. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Space is not an issue i can fit around 300 eggs, and i have tons of fish thermometers in there reads 99.5 and its forced air. And i'm not new i just can never get good hatches---like less than 20%. And i do everythingim suppose to and nothing. So this is what im going to try, tell me if im doinging anything wrong. I'm going to clean it out, with bleach water, let it dry. Then the next day--- I have egg carton flat that i cut to fit the trays, and im going to cut a hole in the bottom where the eggs point will be---for air circulation. Then i'm going to get the humidty where it needs to be, till it stays constant for a day then i'm going to put 24 or s0 eggs in. Then check the humidy on day 7 and also candle then too. Then after i candle and fill the water tray i'll candle again on day 14, and candle, then candle and fill tray agian before lockdown---also through any eggs away---unfertile, died for some reason......ect. Sound good?
     
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  5. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am not sure but out of 78 eggs 15 hatched the first time and all but 5 had bad leg problems or retarded or something, those 5 lived though the others died because they would eat or drink---they acted like they were still in the egg, cruled up all the time, head under body? I let th incubator turn them on that batch. But the second time 78 more eggs in----i new they weren't goig to hatch so i didn't check or anything i candled 4 days after the usual all fertile--but i still new they wouldn't hatch, but then one day i heard peeping and there were 10 babies running around. I got them out and they were all fine. I turned that batch by hand. I still don't get it temp at 99.5 forced air, humidty 35%, lockdown 60%, all fertile but almost none hatch, my adult guineas are helthy, i just dont know whats wrong
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Try bumping you temperature up to 101 0r 101.5 other than that looks like ya got it right [​IMG]
     

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