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Incubator Question Poultry ### Guineas###
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CulpeperCowboy    Posted 02-04-2003 at 10:39:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello Again, I have a question regarding Incubators. I have searched the web/magazines/online magazines ( McMurray ) and see many different kinds, with fans, with automatic turners and so on.. I dont want to invest a whole lot of money $100 or so to buy one or build one.. I have 5 Guineas, one of them is laying.. But not sitting.. It's still cold here in VA and worried about the eggs.. I dont know if they are vertile or not? Anyway to tell?? I am new at this stuff so please be patient and easy on me if i ramble on.. If the temperatures do not go past freezing and i get to the eggs fast enough will they be ok to try and hatch if they are vertile? ANy suggestions or comments are very much appreciated...Thank you in advance for the help..


Robert in Md.    Posted 02-04-2003 at 18:23:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cowboy, I wouldn't set guineas eggs until the middle of May. Its to cold and if they hatched the guineas couldn't keep them warm.. The easiest way to hatch guineas is to find some Banty hens and put the guinea eggs under them when they start setting. Put only guinea eggs under the hen as chicken eggs hatch about a week eariler and the hen will probably leave the nest before the guineas hatch.
I have a 50 , 100, and 400 egg incubator and I used to raise guineas for a poultry market. About 700 a year. Guineas are very poor mothers and do not care for the little ones very well Hope this helps.


Robert in Md.    Posted 02-04-2003 at 18:22:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cowboy, I wouldn't set guineas eggs until the middle of May. Its to cold and if they hatched the guineas couldn't keep them warm.. The easiest way to hatch guineas is to find some Banty hens and put the guinea eggs under them when they start setting. Put only guinea eggs under the hen as chicken eggs hatch about a week eariler and the hen will probably leave the nest before the guineas hatch.
I have a 50 , 100, and 400 egg incubator and I used to raise guineas for a poultry market. About 700 a year. Guineas are very poor mothers and do not care for the little ones very well Hope this helps.


Dennis    Posted 02-04-2003 at 11:09:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Try This link and scroll down to the directions

http://www.homesteadingtoday.com/viewtopic.php?t=14133


CulpeperCowboy    Posted 02-04-2003 at 11:16:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
See, this is why i come here!! You guy's are the best! Thank you so much Dennis...!


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