Monday, May 05, 2008

Guinea Eggs?

WHAT!!!!!



No, not guinea PIG eggs. Guinea HEN eggs. And I'm hatching some! I started with 12. Two were infertile and one didn't progess past about the first week. They are due to hatch between day 26 and 28, which is tomorrow and Thursday! I'm so nervous. All nine were dong really well when I last candled them Friday night. There was movement and I could see their heads near their air sacks. Still, lots of things could go wrong, but I'm hoping all make it!


Guineas are way cool and I'm hoping they take care of our fire ant problem. They also HATE snakes so I'm hoping they keep any wayward rattlers off the property.



They are often described as looking like AWOL army helmets with heads running around a yard...

No. I'M not hatching them. The incubator is. Ha, ha...

3 comments:

mel_fitz said...

wow--you really do do it all, don't you??

Andrea said...

So they will eat fire ants? Hmmmm......we have loads and loads of those. Some ant piles are about 1 foot tall!! They are huge! How well do those birds fare with dogs?

alanna rose said...

So neat!

I'm with you on the constant earbud wearing - pppbbbttttt!