So in the past, we had two methods of trying to hatch keats. We would try to let them do it the natural way, in the fridges of our property, nesting in thick thickets and tall grass. But this usually ended in a well fed owl, ferrel cat, raccoon, or fox. The other way was following guineas for hours till they returned to their laying spots, snatching the eggs and trying to get chickens to sit on them. Mixed results. Most of the time, their eggs just when bad. When this year, when my favorite, very tame Royal Purple lady started laying in the ditch right in front of our house, I decided to get creative. At night I placed a sturdy cage over her so owls couldn't get her, and set up a live trap right next to the cage. This was a lot of work. Four weeks of setting the cage over her at dark and at first light, but she didn't mind and it kept her safe. On the 28th day she had 16 keats under her that I caught in a bucket and moved her and her husband into an inclosure where they have been model parents. So the cage method worked on a tame guinea. Now I am trying this on a much wilder pearl. She is putting up with it. She is in a timber 300 yards away from the coop in what has to be coon country. But so far she is still on the nest. One morning she was wanting out from the cage but she returned after I uncovered it. I have ten days to go and might have another successful hatching using this method. Happy hatching!