Should I try?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shawnna, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. shawnna

    shawnna New Egg

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    I had some guineas that unfortunately fell prey to something. A couple of days ago I stumbled across their nest. I got a Brinsea eco 20incubator today (I would love feedback on it as well), my question: should I try to incubate them?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It would all depend upon how old the eggs are. The older the eggs are, the less viable they become. Although I have hatched eggs as old as 21 days, generally 10 days or less in age provides highest viability.
     
  3. shawnna

    shawnna New Egg

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    Thanks for the reply!. I am not sure how old they are but not going to be really fresh because I lost them about a week ago. I think I will give it a go since I can't find guinea eggs this time of year. This is my first incubation so I won't be holding my breath anyway. Especially since I can't figure out the humidity on my incubator. :(
     
  4. shawnna

    shawnna New Egg

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    I candles them today and nada. Smh. But my hubby surprised me and was able to get some guineas off Craigslist. I ordered some cayuga duck and coturnix quail eggs on eBay. I'll let you know how it turns put.
     

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