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 Post subject: Is this a record or common
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:01 pm 
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Location: Aratula, SE Qld
I found a couple of GF eggs in my chook house and decided to leave them there in case they laid more, anyway they sat in the straw in the chook house for 6 weeks with the laying hens (chickens) hoping off and on to lay their eggs in the same nest.
I finally bought an incubator and put them in there along with 8 other chook eggs, the chook chicks hatched on Tuesday and guess what one GF has hatched so far and the other looks like it might too.

During the 6 weeks they were in the chook house we had some bloody hot days including several 40+, it is hot enough here in SE Qld as it is.
How is it possible they were viable, these are my first ever keets that I have hatched so pretty stoked and hope the little tackers survive.

I have just had some bantams hens hatch some babies so I am going to try and sneak the keet in tonight along with another bantam that hatched in the incubator too.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this a record or common
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:48 am 
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Yep its quite common but you will find the egg/s that hatch will be the last laid so they are the 'freshest' of the lot. Guineas eggs are very unique and not like any other fowl

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a record or common
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:19 pm 
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I have hatched eggs 4-5 weeks old from guineas because the shell is very different to chooks ect... they last MUCH longer

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a record or common
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One has survived and is looking good the other has hatched but doesn't look like it will make it. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Is this a record or common
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Whats the longest you can keep the eggs for


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 Post subject: Re: Is this a record or common
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:05 am 
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Yes I have heard of eggs being set 2 months after laid and yep they hatched

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