Saturday, June 9, 2012
After searching without success for guinea keets, I decided to take matters into my own hands and bid on some fertile eggs on eBay. Let me say that I am very glad I didn't pay a lot for them. 15 eggs went into the incubator (with its automatic egg turner - I've learned a few things) and this many hatched: 0. I was diligent in my monitoring of both humidity and temperature. The thermometer was new and worked properly. There were no fluctuations in room temperature. Zippo. That's disappointing. Now I'm trying to decide whether I should try it again, or keep checking craigslist in the hopes that all those who rushed out to get Guinea keets found out how much noise they make when they grow up and are trying to unload them as fast as they can. A girl can hope, you know.