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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sherry, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's day 23 for my guinea eggs and I found these when I got home from work this evening.

    The little boogers are loud even now! [​IMG]

    Please somebody tell me, will they be ok in the incubator until tomorrow? And can they eat Purina Start and Grow like baby chickens?



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  2. bigredsowner

    bigredsowner Out Of The Brooder

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    they should be okay but they can only live for 72 hours without feed and water. But they will still need heat for a while. We always start our babies on chick starter.
     
  3. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 4 now. And I'm thinking of calling in sick to work. [​IMG]
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Kute Keets! LOL

    When you get those little things in a brooder you will be amazed at how fast they zip around. Put a lid on it too because they 'fly' earlier than chickens! BTW - they get louder. Mine seem to think it is screaming time about the time we go to bed. I put mine in with my turkeys and they have taught the turkeys how to eat and drink. Smart lil things, too. [​IMG]
     
  5. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    Sherry,

    They're adorable. Congratulations. For feed for my guineas I used Turkey starter. Chick starter is okay but turkey is better.

    There is a book out called Gardening with Guineas that would be a tremendous help to you if you're interested. And I suggest you join the Guinea Fowl Message Board as well. Unfortunately they do charge an annual fee to join but it can be worthwhile - its $10.

    Good luck!

    Julie
     
  6. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute! I'm thinking of hatching guineas for a friend this fall.
     
  7. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice pics there! How many do U have hatching? If U dont have too many they will be ok till they all hatch or if U need to when they get good and DRY, U could remove them real fast not to lose too much humidity.[​IMG] My Dominiques started about daylight and I think they are like guineas I have never seen any so lively they are like running backs in a football game knocking each other over standing on other eggs and just going wild, I know thats how guineas are too. Good Luck with the rest of the hatch. [​IMG]
     
  8. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your keets!
     
  9. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a total of 4 hatched so far. There are 24 eggs remaining. I went ahead and moved the 4 to the brooder as they kept playing kick ball with the other eggs. [​IMG]

    I am happy to say they are sleeping under the heat lamp, when not running around like crazy, and eating and drinking well.
     

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