Guineas as Brooders

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Yet another question from a newbie!
Can i place fertile chicken eggs under a broody guinea hen just as you would a broody chicken hen and will she hatch them?
 

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Yet another question from a newbie!
Can i place fertile chicken eggs under a broody guinea hen just as you would a broody chicken hen and will she hatch them?
Theoretically it is possible. In actuality it is not likely to happen. The quickest way to get a guinea hen to abandon its nest is to mess with the nest. A broody guinea hen is not going to sit there and let you put eggs under it.

Guineas are seasonal layers and will most likely only go broody once or twice during a laying season.

Guineas are closer to a wild bird than they are to domestic fowl. They are not like chickens and what you can get away with, with chickens is not likely to work with guineas.
 

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