My d'uccle went broody on a dozen guinea eggs 26 days ago. She is brooding in a private corner of the coop behind an old upturned drawer. Today when I got home from work I checked and 4 have hatched--all fluffy and seem healthy, and more eggs are pipping. I'm not sure how many because I didn't want to bother her.) Although I have raised babies before I've never hatched them out so,naturally, I have questions: Are the keets okay to stay their with their surrogate mom? The coop is large and multi-leveled and during the day they have access to a large enclosed pen. It is shared with 3 other guineas (mom, dad, and uncle), my silkie roo, 2 juvenile roos and pullet, and 2 other hens. They don't seem to be bothering the babies at all right now but I want to make sure they stay safe. I don't want to pull the babies from Mom and want her to raise them--will that be okay? Will she keep them warm enough? The nights here are getting down to the 50's and 60's. When I went down today two were already out from under her so I built the edges of the nest up more. I don't want them to fall out and freeze to death. How long before I put out food and water for the keets? How long before the keets can go to their new homes? Any other advice will be appreciated! Thanks!!!