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Put a bid in on some Guinea hen eggs on one of the online auctions today. If I get them i will need to know time and temp for the incubator. I've done hen eggs before, but this will be the first time for guineas. Thanks.
-- John in S. IN (Jsmengel@hotmail.com), May 30, 2001
Hi Johhn, I put mine in with the chicken eggs,same temp 99 1/2 and about 60% humidity, They take longer to hatch. Daryll
-- Daryll in northwest fla (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 30, 2001.
Depends on what type of incubator you have. Forced air is 99.5, still air is 101 on mine. I have 35 guin eggs in the incubator right now. My first time hatching them also. They take 26-28 days to hatch. 60% humidity for the first 25 days then 80% the last three. Stop turning the last 3 days. You might want to check out the guinea forum. There is lots of good info. there.
-- Kent in WA (email@example.com), May 30, 2001.
I tryed some about 2 years ago right before we started haveing awful toradoes the electry who go out for days at time. when it would i never thought about the eggs just rushing around taking care of the important thing about 50 days later it dawned on me about the eggs so i went out and started busting them on a rock in the middle of a field and looking at how far they had gotten. they were all gooy looking then a crack on and the chick was about full grown and living and moving. i felt really bad but that was a while ago. any way think the eggs whent dormant if you know what i mean. sometimes if we're lucky enough to find the eggs in a nest in our pasture i looked at them one day and the next day she isn't and the eggs will be cold all day. them back on she'll be. so i hope you have good luck and don't give up on them right away. I know this will sound nosy but this is only out of curiosity how much did you have to pay for them and how many did you get?
-- lindsey IL (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 02, 2001.
Lindsey, bid on the eggs at http://mdkauctions.hypermart.net/
The opening bid was $3.00 and that's what they cost me. Shipping was to be another 6.50. I chose to go pick them up as the guy is kinda close. Sindy and I did a road trip and picked up the eggs today. Cost a lot more than $6.50, as we ended up going about 200 scenic miles! Had a great day. The fella w/ the eggs was really nice and took us on the tour of his place and even threw in a dozen fertile chicken eggs in the bargin! He has eggs at that site every week it seems. Haven't seen them go for more than $4.00 a doz. The big birds are a blue or lavender color. Pretty color but lets face it, Guineas are uuuuuuuugly.
-- John in S. IN (email@example.com), June 02, 2001.
John, I "sprinkle" my guinea eggs just like the duck eggs and have a good hatch rate that way. GL and have fun, nothing like new little chicks or ducks to give you a light heart, unless you count a couple of new little goat kids.
-- diane (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 02, 2001.
Guinea eggs are hatched the same as chook eggs, but the chooks take 21 days and the guineas take 28 days.
-- ~Rogo (email@example.com), June 03, 2001.