So, one of our free range guineas started a nest by our pump house and just started setting on Sunday. She was close enough to the wall of the pump house for me to wrap a length of 48 inch wire fence around her and anchor it the the pump house. She gave me a wary eye but stayed put. She has about 20+ eggs under her so I'm guessing most are too old to hatch. We have both male and female guineas so it's a good chance these are fertilized. The mommy is a lavender and the daddy is a royal purple. I placed a water dish in with her and tossed some laying pellets near her nest, but I suppose she won't partake. Had to try though because it is HOT down here right now. Questions: How long should she set? What's the easiest way to catch the wild babies, if any actually hatch? We have a brooder set up for them. Aside from snakes, she's pretty well protected but any other advice on getting her through this in one piece? Do you think she'll eat or drink? Thanks you, for any replies!