Guinea hen leaves nest with 4 chicks

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by little lil, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. little lil

    little lil Just Hatched

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    I'm new to guinea fowl and had a hen or two sharing a nest with about 30 eggs.
    They stayed religiously with them for I'd say 26 - 28 days. They started hatching on Monday
    by Tuesday she was off the nest with 4 chicks and left the other eggs. I moved them near her and
    she put them back under her. Just curious do you think they'll hatch? Thanks
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Now that she has keets to care for, most likely she will leave the eggs. Your best chance of getting more to hatch would be to put them in an incubator or under a broody hen.
     

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