Last night I candled all my incubating guinea eggs!
Here are some photos from the guinea eggs candling. It was very hard to know what I was seeing. After looking at all the eggs, I'm not sure any of them are alive. It looks like I'm a week off with my times, if they are even alive, they are a week behind my schedule. About half of them appeared to be clear, and about half had some dark mass if I turned the egg a certain way. None of them really looked like I expected, as if a baby is going to hatch in 10 days.
I made a guinea egg candling box by cutting a quarter-sized hole in a tissue box and putting a flashlight on the inside. Just put an egg on the box and turn out the light. I did it at nighttime so the room was dark without the light.
I really don't think I have any good guinea eggs and am discouraged. Last year I put guinea eggs underneath broody chicken hens and didn't mess with them and they hatched. This year I am using the incubator, as I have no broody hens. Maybe something is wrong with my incubator. Maybe my guineas aren't having sex. I don't know...
Time will tell. I'm not going to hold my breath for keets. I'll let you know as they get closer to the estimated due date week of 24 Apr12 through 28Apr12.