Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Candling the eggs, Day 4

We candled the eggs by holding a flashlight up to them to see if a guinea was inside. We didn't see anything, but maybe we'll see something next week.

I am pouring water to refill the base to make more humidity in the incubator. We put the incubator in the bathroom with a heater so the eggs will stay warm when we pick them up.

One last look before we put the lid back on!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Getting the Guinea Eggs

Uncle Chuck brought us the eggs and the incubator so we can get started. Here we have the three parts: the base, the eggs and the lid. Guinea hens roll the eggs around to make them hatch and the yellow part rotates the eggs.

The hens need heat and humidity to hatch. Evan pours the water which will make humidity when the incubator is turned on.

Dad is talking to us and our friend Sasha and showing us how to put the eggs into the base.

We have 29 eggs! Probably all of the eggs won't hatch, but we hope most of them will. The egs have to stay around 100 degrees!

Welcome to Guinea Alert!

This is our first blog and we started it because we wanted to share what's happening to the guinea fowl eggs we are hatching. We got the eggs from our Uncle Chuck. He lives on a farm where guineas (and vultures) live. It takes 28 days for the guineas to hatch.

--Aria & Evan