We have 3 - 1 week old baby guineas. We also have a hen that went broody and has been sitting on a nest of eggs 4-6 days. We want to go out at night, steal her eggs and put them in the incubator, and put the baby guineas under her. The baby guineas at 1 week old look like brand new baby chickens - they were smaller to start with (well, at least for our chickens - broody is a Buff Orpington). Anyway, we want these guineas to stay with the chickens in the chicken house, so we figured this would be a good way to work them into the groups - with a protective momma hen. Broody hen is a little over a year old and has not been broody before - but she seems VERY dedicated. More so than a few of our others that have went broody. We are debating some of the following issues: * Is it too soon to try this with her? * She is setting on probably 15-20 eggs - Should we remove them all and put the 3 babies under her, or add babies and leave some eggs, or...? * We figure on doing this shortly after dark so they are together most of the night - the idea being to get them used to the idea of staying with her before it gets light and they all run off in different directions. Is this a good idea or are our chicken instincts off? Please advise and add any additional input you may have on the subject. Thanks!!!