You are bidding on 10+ Guinea Fowl eggs. NOTE: This is the second year that I Wintered my Guineas in the barn with my chickens under Spring time artificial light conditions. Consequently my birds started laying very early this year!!!! The eggs that you are bidding on are available NOW!!! THIS IS NOT A PRE- SALE. I have a small flock of fancy colored Guinea Fowl. I keep them around just for yucks and their comical nature. Quite frankly, I find them and their “hive mind” antics very amusing. I have 2 roosters and 3 hens, so as you can imagine with a 2 male/3 female ratio, I get EXCELLENT fertility. One of my roosters is a Pied Buff Dundotte…. His name is “ Fabio” and he is my favorite of the group. I snatched him up as a young keet…. I don’t see that color Guinea offered in my neck of the woods very often. He is definitely the head honcho. Rooster #2 is the Lavender Pied that you see in my pictures. I call him “ Hi Ho Silver”. He definitely plays second fiddle to Fabio. I have a Pied hen that I call “ Elvira”. She is the boss of the ladies. She is also the Alpha Watch Dog. If there is anything amiss in the yard, she is the first to sound the BUCK WHEAT alarm! She is not a heavy pied….but the breeder that I got her from had some very flashy pied birds in his pen. Elvira carries those genes. My last two ladies, I call The Twins. They are common colored Guinea fowl. Their names are “ Mini” and “ Pearl”…but to be honest, I can’t easily tell them apart. Hence, “ The Twins”. I raised the whole batch from young keets three seasons ago. I purchased them from two different breeders, so there is a good mix of unrelated genetics in the group. I have kept various kinds of poultry on and off since I was a kid. This is my first experience with Guinea Fowl and they have been a real hoot….if you are into this sort of thing anyway! If your kids are in 4 H or if you are just looking for some comical tick eating watch dogs around the homestead, I believe that Guinea Fowl might be your ticket. And although I can’t guarantee what colors that you will hatch from my eggs, I believe the genetics are there to create quite a grab bag of possibilities! I have shipped eggs through the mail many times before. So I know how to pack them in order that they arrive in one piece. ( Just check out my feedback from my previous satisfied customers!) But as extra insurance for you, I will include an extra egg (or two if the girl cooperate) to cover the possibility of unforeseen damage in the mail. If the unthinkable does happen, contact me immediately. You will find me a very reasonable person to deal with and I will try hard to work things out for you. It is important that you pay for your eggs QUICKLY after the auction ends. It is in YOUR best interest that I get the eggs in the mail as soon as possible. Remember that you will need to let the eggs set pointy side down for 24 hours BEFORE placing them in your incubator. A NOTE ABOUT INCUBATORS: I have used various models over four decades of hatching eggs on and off. Still air units to models with fans. Table top models to expensive cabinet ones. Wafers to electronic thermostats. Turned ‘em by hand myself, used automatic turners, even let broody hens do the hard labor. You name it. All methods have pros and cons, and EVERYBODY has an opinion about what works best. The one thing I do know is that I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER YOUR INCUBATOR OR YOUR HATCHING PRACTICES. So please leave me feedback based on the condition of the eggs at arrival and my communications dealing with your order. I can not be held responsible for your hatch. A NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING EGGS IN THE MAIL: It is always better to buy your fertile hatching eggs locally and handle them yourself. However, this is not always possible. I have on occasion, had to turn to the internet to find the exact breed, color, or variety of bird that I am looking for. There are always added risks involved in this. The biggest obstacle is The United States Postal Service. It is not necessarily that the eggs arrive broken, but that they arrive SHAKEN. I will clearly mark your eggs as FRAGILE HANDLE WITH CARE. However much of today’s modern postal service is operated through the use of machines, conveyances, and conveyor belts. Those machines do not read the warning labels. The biggest risk to your eggs is the formation of “saddle air sacks” due to too much shaking going on. Research this on the internet and you will find that saddle sacks can allow the embryos to develop, but cause difficulty with hatching due to the transition between deriving oxygen from the yolk sack to breathing with their lungs at the time of the hatch. However, having said that, I personally have shipped many eggs through the mail system and had what I consider reasonable and expected hatch rates. As a matter of fact, I am happy to own some very rare chickens that I would have NEVER been able to obtain locally. For this I owe my thanks to the USPS. I would encourage you to have your eggs held at the Post Office for Pick UP. This eliminates the final delivery leg in a cold or hot or over packed mail truck. If you would like, I can mark your eggs HOLD AT POST OFFICE FOR PICK UP. Just include your phone number and a note with these instructions with your Pay Pal payment. NOTE: it is important that during the Winter season, that you pay attention to the weather conditions in your area BEFORE bidding on my hatching eggs. Winter storms and predicted temperature forecasts must be taken into consideration BEFORE bidding. If conditions warrant on my end, I will surround your eggs in Styrofoam and/or include a heat pack to protect these delicate live embryos. Beyond that I can not be responsible Winter shipping variables. Above all, leave me feedback based on the condition of the eggs at arrival and my communications dealing with your order. Pleas DO NOT leave feedback based in whole or part on the outcome of the hatch. SHIPPING TO THE LOWER 48 ONLY Good Luck on the auction….and Good Luck with your hatch!
SaleClic specifics for: 10+ Guinea Fowl fertile hatching eggs. Fancy Colored. Pied Buff Dundotte Rooster Seller: skywalker2136 Reviews: 5650 Positive Feedback: 99.8% Location: West Chicago, Illinois Ships to: US Item: 254330362602 Non-Domestic Product: No Modified Item: No Custom Bundle: No Type: Hatching Eggs Poultry Type: Guinea UPC: Does not apply