Broody chicken + day old guineas?

MountainOrchard

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 28, 2014
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Cross posted because I think my original post was in the wrong section!

Another of my Buff Orpington hens has gone broody, and coincidentally I was planning on getting some guinea keets this week. I know chickens will hatch guinea eggs, but if I put already hatched keets under her, what are the chances she will be convinced they are her own? Has anyone tried this?
 

MountainOrchard

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 28, 2014
181
19
91
Virginia
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I got them! They are older than I expected, about 5 days old. We'll see if this works! If not I have a brooder on standby.
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MountainOrchard

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 28, 2014
181
19
91
Virginia
She was not happy about me sticking my phone in her face!
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I don't know what happened, but at some point during the day she kicked them out of the nest and was screeching and pecking at them when they tried to get back in. It got down into the 40s last night here, so I put them all back in the brooder. I didn't want to risk them getting pushed out of the nest last night and being exposed to the cold. I might try again tonight, I was too tired last night to stay up.
 

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