Guinea Hatching Eggs
Many people are discovering the merits of Guinea Fowl, and watching keets hatching out from their eggs is a wonderfully rewarding experience.
Guineas are active and crave a high protein diet of a lot of insects, and so they are extremely effective at ridding yards of ticks and gardens of pests. They are fabulous foragers.
Traditionally, Guinea Fowl were raised primarily as meat birds, with tasty and dark, yet un-gamey flavored meat. Adult birds weigh between 3.5 and 4 lbs.
Guinea Fowl are enamoring birds, available in a variety of colors and patterns. They have large, smooth-looking shiny bodies and smallish, bald heads.
Space is needed for these birds. Guineas can fly, and they are one of the loudest of all domestic birds. Guinea Fowl are probably not appropriate if neighbors are close. They do make effective guard birds, alerting and warning all to any intruders. They are excitable and bustling.
Assorted is 4 colors or more of any variety we offer. Assorted Fancy is 4 or more colors of our fancy colors: Lavender, Royal Purple, Coral Blue, Buff Dundotte, Buff, Porcelain, Opaline, Slate, Pied, or Jumbo. Assorted Rare is 3 or more colors of our rare colors: Brown, Powder Blue, Chocolate, Violet, Sky Blue, Pewter, Blonde, or Pastel.
We guarantee eggs to arrive in good condition. We do not guarantee hatch rates nor fertility as this is not under our control. By ordering hatching eggs from us you accept this responsibility. We do NOT give refunds on eggs because of fertility or hatch rates under any circumstances.
For hatching eggs, you will need either an incubator or a broody hen. We recommend a styrofoam tabletop style incubator for your first-time hatching eggs. We recommend an automatic turner for 12 or more eggs.
Incubation Time: Guinea Hatching Eggs take 27-29 days to hatch.
Temperature/Humidity: Guinea Hatching Eggs will hatch best at 99.5 degrees F, decreasing to 98.5 degrees F during the final three days of incubation. Humidity should be kept at 65% until day 25 when it should be raised to 80% until the keets hatch. Turning the eggs 3 times a day for the first 25 days is a solid practice. After day 25, stop turning the eggs.
Special Incubation Notes: Start up your incubator 2-3 days before your eggs are due to arrive. This gives your incubator time to fully come to temperature and to stabilize humidity levels. It is also a good practice to let your newly arrived eggs rest at room temperature for about 12 hours before placing them in an incubator. Place them large side up in a clean and dry egg carton. Incubators should be kept in a room with a constant even temperature and out of the sun.