Hi, I'm brand new here, from upstate NY, and I could use some help! I have an awesome broody hen, wait, I'll back up a bit... We have 15 chickens (2 roosters), 6 ducks, and 8 guineas. Okay, our broody hen is sitting on about 15 eggs, I think...she's a little protective, so I'm not sure. She has one egg pipping now, and it has been for about 5 hours. She keeps rolling it over, so that the opening is facing all different ways, including down. I'm not sure if I should just leave it alone? She gets really (did I say really?) aggressive at any prior attempt to candle the eggs, etc.
Lastly, I'm curious if she will simply leave the guinea eggs because they take longer to hatch? They were the first ones in the clutch that she became broody on.
On the plus side, after this experience, I may have information to share!
Thanks in advance.