A few weeks ago we happened upon a missing female guinea. She was sitting on a nest of eggs under an old abandoned rider lawn mower. We built a cage to put over her and the lawn mower. She finally hatched the eggs a little over a week ago. A day or so after they hatched I started making sure there was food and water in there for them, but I am having a terrible time getting water to them. I put a waterer in with them and just about got attacked by momma doing so - not been able to open the door since. I have been trying to pour some water in each day, not having the best of luck with that and irritating momma guinea in the process. Now the male guinea has started staying close and more or less guarding them. I know the momma guinea would like out, but so far she has done a good job taking care of them. What should I do?? Let them all out? Will that risk the lives of the keets? Just not sure how to handle the situation from here. Any help would be appreciated.