My turkey tom, Tom, raised two orphan guineas by himself. Has anyone ever heard of or experienced such a thing?? I thought turkey toms would kill even their own offspring. I know I had a crossbreed tom that killed two of his babies before we took him out of the pen. I've always known my Tommy was exceptional, but this beat all I've ever seen. His wife, Susan, hatched the eggs after the guinea mama abandoned them. But the babies were too small. They could fit through the poultry wire on the turkey pen. They kept getting out and then lost calling until I came to find them. So I kept them in the house for three or four weeks. When I took them back to Susan, Tom ended up raising them!! Here is a picture of them on the roost. Tom has his wings over them keeping them warm. They grew up thinking they were turkeys. They ACTED like turkeys. Here is a picture of them with Tom. I ended up having to take Jacob out of the turkey pen after Susan killed Isaac. It was my fault. She eventually had babies of her own. Apparently Isaac was messing with her babies and she killed him. So I put Jacob with the guineas. For the longest time, though, when we would let the guineas out to free range, Jacob would run to where Tom was and stay with him. It took him FOREVER to learn how to be a guinea. I thought this whole thing was just really neat and wanted to see if anyone else has had a similar experience.