We Have a Peeper!!!

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We have an egg starting to hatch!!  Even though the peep is low, I could hear it through the closed bedroom door in our kitchen.  I had just checked the eggs several times this morning, and nothing was happening.  Now, lo and behold, we have our first egg starting to hatch! 

BUT I have to get ready for work now.  

Luckily, hubby is on day shift this week due to a class he is taking, so he will be home by 5:00 at the latest.  The egg will only be alone for about 4 hours.  Hopefully the little bugger will hatch by tonight, and it will be a healthy chick.  I've read that guineas can take up to 2 days to hatch.  And under no circumstances are we to help it hatch.  I've got that burned into my brain from all my reading.

I'm so excited... I sure wish I could stay home and watch it hatch, but hopefully one of the other eggs will give me that opportunity.


  1. Don't try to help it...it needs all the work to get out on it's own in order to be healthy...

    I have 11 chicks at home right now...a one did not seem to be growing...then I realize it was a late hatch and I actually have 12 chicks at the moment...

  2. Can't wait to see it out and about!

  3. I interact with lots of critters but no chicks.....I am all excited about yours.

  4. can't wait to see all your peeps, :) including you.