For the past several weeks I've been sharing my workroom with the incubator. Yesterday as I was sewing I heard the faintest little peeps coming from the guinea eggs, telling me that hatch time was near.
Yesterday afternoon two had pipped through their shells (meaning they had poked a hole but hadn't full hatched yet) and this morning they were out and wobbling around the incubator, knocking into the other eggs. We call that "bowling for brothers".
After I took these photos a third hatched out and I am counting 4 more that have pipped. We'd be thrilled with 7 new guineas in the flock so we're really hoping all these little guys (and more, hopefully) make it. We lost our only male guinea just this past week, probably to the coyote we've had visiting, and we rely on them for tick-control.
Hopefully I'll have some fluffy chick pics for you tomorrow.
Cross your fingers for us!