I have a lavendar guinea on a nest. Luckily she is in their barn stall, fenced in where we put them up at night. They free range during the day. I was just wondering should I try and shut the door to back room so the other guineas can't get in there with her? Will they disturb her if I don't? I know at some point I'm gonna have to because of the babies. Also, she has been on it the last 3 nights but she still goes out during the day and free ranges. Well I say that, but today is the first day she has been on it all day, so do I count those 3 nights in with the 28 days to hatch, or do I start with today since she just started staying on it today? Man, she has put her nest right in front of the entry way, she is on the opposite wall from the door, so do you think if I put food and water in there tonight and shut the door she will be okay, that she won't leave the nest because I disturbed her? Wow..I can't believe we got this goofy guinea to lay in their pen. They have layed all over our land all year, the mommas either got eaten or all the eggs get eaten while they are off the nest at night. Finally! One of them got wise. We had a chicken hen hatch 3 out of 15 guinea eggs, they hatched fathers day and are going strong. I've just never had a momma guinea do her thing, they usually get killed while on their nest after the 1st or 2nd night.