My wiggy opaline Guinea decided she was going to have it her way and made herself a nest under our porch. I figured close to the house, close to the dogs, I'll just leave her. Fast forward to Sunday, by 10 AM five were arranged around her while she stayed on the nest. Several hours went by when two more were spied. Then she vanished. Shoes on, quietly step out on the porch. There she is in a new position but still on her eggs. Watching, watching, watching. Gone again. This time she's trying to get her first five back that were following a couple of males that didn't appreciate them tagging along. I scooped them up, put them in the Dutch coop and waited. She left the nest with her two last to hatch. I went to open the pen in the Dutch coop where they were going to reside. Dad was already there, he had found his missing keets. Mom arrived with her two little ones, I carefully helped her two in to join the rest of the family. Even Dad was charging at me trying to protect his keets. To add to the excitement there was one more keet not fully out that she abandoned that I finished in the bator and was able to sneak in to them. That night he decided to go to the Guinea coop for the night. First thing this morning he heads up to his family, enters the pen and calls the keets. They came rushing up, checked his beak then he showed them the feed in the feeder. So far he's done more of the tending as far as food. She is keeping them warm at night. I learned something important about this Sunday. It may not be all about the Moms losing their keets so much as the keets wandering off with other adults in the flock. She did try to get her five to come back to her but wouldn't abandon the two keets she knew were not ready to be moved yet.