After a busy Friday birthing goat babies I was surprised to wake up Saturday morning to see the Guinea Hen eggs hatching. The eggs were hatching 3 days early so the turn cycle on the incubator was still active. This meant that chicks that were pecking holes were getting rolled around, making their job a lot more difficult
The first chick finally broke its way out and just laid back and rested from its efforts – whew!
The Brinsea incubator worked like a champ, all 7 eggs developed and 6 hatched out! The last chick was fully developed but had a birth defect and it never made it out of its shell on its own.
Here are five of the six Guineas, the last Guinea was added later after it hatched. Three of the little ones look to be of mixed coloring, it may be hard to sell them off!