When should I see development in my Guinea Eggs?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Danno B, May 11, 2016.

  1. Danno B

    Danno B Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm 13 days in on 12 Guinea eggs. I candled on day 11, but didn't see much going on. I did see some air cells developing in several of the eggs, and the yolk floating around, but being Guinea's they are harder to candle. When should I see something starting to happen in there? I'm using a still air incubator kept @ 101 with 50-55% humidity. Any suggestions or comments would be very much appreciated. This is my first Guinea attempt.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Hello! You should be able to see stuff going on in there now. I just candled some of mine on day five and I was able to make out little embryos in some of them. That said, they are harder to candle than other eggs, so I wouldn't necessarily give up on them if you're not seeing anything.
     
  3. Danno B

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    Thank you. I'll try again this evening. I ordered them off-line, so hoping at least some of them are good. They were decently packed. Thanks again. I'll update if/when I see something.
     
  4. redguinea

    redguinea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have thick/dark shells but if you have a powerful touch you should be seeing development around 7 days and by the 14th day you should start to see which ones dont have embyos but if ensure leave until day 21+ to be sure there isnt a keet in the egg.
     
  5. Danno B

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    Thanks so much. I think all of these are duds. None of them were fertile. I contacted the seller, and apparently I'm not the first to say this. She is shipping me more eggs. Thank you for your reply!
     
  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Good luck with the new ones!
     
  7. Danno B

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    Got the new ones in. Let them rest overnight and now have them in the incubator. Will let you know how these go.
    Dan
     
  8. Pyxis

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    Well, now we're hatching shipped guinea eggs together :) I just put some in today too. Although I think the seller sent me the wrong colors and they haven't responded to my message about it :/
     
  9. bbgranch

    bbgranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you candling with? I use a very strong led flashlight and can see easily at 5 days. You should be able to see the veining.
     
  10. Danno B

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    I've also switched to an LED so we'll see. The last eggs remained clear except for the yolk. They didn't even start. I ended up making a candling box that works very well. Thank you for your comment!
    Dan
     

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