What is the best way to steal eggs from a sitting hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gardenknitter, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. gardenknitter

    gardenknitter Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Guinea sitting on about 30 eggs. They are getting close to hatch and I am ready to bring some in for the bator. How do you go abut stealing them? At night? Is it best to take them all or leave her a few? She is in a relatively safe place, but is outdoors and I don't think the keets would have the best survival rates. Thanks for any advice!! [​IMG]
     
  2. cerridwenn

    cerridwenn Out Of The Brooder

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    at night, wearing gloves, give her back some plastic easter eggs if you feel it's necessary. at least, that is what i've done with chickens - we never raised guineas but i don't think it would be a whole lot different.
     
  3. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    I took 10 eggs from my wood duck hen one week before hatch. I did it at night and just reached down in the nest box and started taking them. She didn't really try to bite, just hit me with her wings a little. I was done in a minute and a few minutes later she came out because she realized she didn't have anything to sit on.
     
  4. gardenknitter

    gardenknitter Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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