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silkie hatching guinea

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by debbee1010, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. debbee1010

    debbee1010 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three guinea eggs being hatched by a silkie. One egge has been cracked for two days now but seems to be making no progress. This is my first time hatching guinea's and I know their shells are tough but should it take this long? Thank you!
     
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    what do you mean by "cracked". If you type in "pipping" you will see some threads with photos of what the egg should look like if the chick/keet is trying to hatch. Sometimes they die before they can actually fully hatch. Hope this helps you?
     
  3. debbee1010

    debbee1010 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry... learning the terms I need to know. By cracked I mean the chick has pecked a hole out and you can see the chick. I have raised dominic's and once they actually start pecking they are out much sooner than this guinea. I hope I am successful. Thank you.
     
  4. debbee1010

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    Okay, I just checked the website, I then went to check the eggs again. They have pipped all the way through. They are cheeping so loudly, guess they really want out. How long should it take from here so I will know when to worry? Thank you.
     
  5. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    I would open the egg up. BUT I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE IN HATCHING ANYTHING!

    I just would [​IMG]
     
  6. debbee1010

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    Thank you... anyone with experience have same advice????
     
  7. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    DO NOT OPEN THE EGG, not until you go up to the very top of this page and go into "learning center" and it will tell you when on only when to help the chick/keet hatch. You can kill them if you do it too soon, if you wait too long they will die. I read somewhere, to let them do it themselves to be sure you have the healthiest of chicks/keets but that is totally up to you. Please check out the learning center before going into something blind. ok? [​IMG]
     
  8. debbee1010

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    Good Good News!!! Had to finally help hatch the chicks and they are very healthy. Seem to be very strong and began pecking for food after one hour. Don't know what happened but they were very large chicks in a small egg. Thank everyone for your help. I have one more to go, wish me luck.
     
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