Putting chicken eggs under a broody guinea hen?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Sunny Side Up, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    Has anyone here set chicken eggs under a broody guinea hen? What was the result?

    I have only one guinea hen left and she has gone broody in her nest of sterile eggs. I wonder if she could hatch chicken eggs, of which I have an abundance, and how she would do raising the chicks. What do you think?
  2. racuda

    racuda Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    I wouldn't do it. I've had dismal results so far with a Guinea hen raising keets. After one week, only 3 of the original 8 keets are still alive. This is in a covered run, not freeranging, so no wet grass to blame. I don't think a Guinea hen would do any better with chicks than keets.

    Out of 18 keets that chickens are raising all 18 are doing great!
  3. Sunny, you obviously have nothing to lose. Give it a whirl..........Pop

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