unhatched guinea eggs

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by chloebetsychicks, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. chloebetsychicks

    chloebetsychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my guinea females laid a huge nest of about 30 eggs under the hen house inside their pen. She has been faithfully sitting on it but unfortunately I have seen no babies hatch. She has definitely been on there about 6 weeks or so! Should I just clear out the nest? Can I check the eggs somehow? I have no idea what to do with this situation. Meanwhile another one has gone broody in a flower bed with a big nest full of eggs also. Some advice?
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]


    They are way past hatch date at 6 weeks mine start hatching at 24 days.

    I would candle some of them at night.

    Are you sure you have a male?
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2010
  3. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree - candle - she might not have started sitting when you thought she did.
     
  4. chloebetsychicks

    chloebetsychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks-I'll try it. I have 4 females and 2 males and we have seen them breeding. I'll try sneaking some out today.
     

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