I know that Guinea Hens make lousy moms, but I have a hen sitting on 13 eggs under the Hosta plant in my front garden. She's been there steadily since May 23 so her eggs are due to hatch this week. I really don't want to lose the keets once they hatch from her leading them off somewhere or something getting them, so I was wondering...
Could I go out late tonight after dark, take her and her eggs, move them to a 4' x 2' x 4' tank on my front porch and cover the top with chicken wire so she can't get out until the eggs hatch then move the keets to my brooder? The front porch is screened in so she would be ok there.
Or would this just make her MAD and she would refuse to sit on the eggs any longer? I don't have an incubator, and my 3 broody Silkies have just finished hatching eggs so aren't interested in that again.
Edited by GuineaMama - 6/19/12 at 6:49am