1 of 8!
I collected 8 Guinea Fowl eggs in August and I put them in the small automatic incubator. They should hatch after 28 days but not much happened! Just one egg was ‘piping’ and for 2 days the ‘keet’ was really struggling to hatch. Against all written advice and my better judgment I cracked the egg to free the ‘keet’. Normally it is a sad fact that you just leave the egg alone and if the ‘keet’ cannot hatch it is just left to fend for itself because that is usually how it is meant to be and very often the ‘keet’ will have a deformity and is not supposed to survive. So the ‘keet’ hatched and I really did not think it would endure but doses of vitamins and with a nice warm brooder it perked-up and after a day was walking around chirping. Being only one of eight eggs to hatch we have called him (or her!) Solo. Now 2 weeks later Solo is beginning to put on weight and grow! He is wonderfully friendly and just needs lots of hugs and makes so much noise if he isn’t get enough attention! Guinea Fowl make splendid pets if handled several times a day when they are very young. So here’s to a very special bird called Solo who will have freedom of the farm when he is old enough!
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