Hi All, I previously posted questions pic about my communal clutch of guinea eggs in their coop. There are currently five hens incubating that nest (gratuitous guinea cam pic attached!). I started counting from the first night that a hen stayed on the nest at night instead of roosting. Since then, numerous eggs have been added and more hens have joined, the last joiner about 10 days ago. I’ve also now (like today) hatched six of their keets in an incubator. As @R2elk previously suggested, the guineas have struggled to incubate this large nest well. I’m now at “Day 30” of nest incubation. Yesterday, the Guineas had kicked a dirty, yolk encrusted egg outside the nest and they previously removed two broken eggs. It was pretty rotten inside, but moms scolded me for taking it. I’d like to candle their eggs but am afraid that they will abandon the nest (and attack me!) if I’m that pushy. I’m rapidly reaching the point of decision making for their nest... My DD wants to save their eggs, incubate any still viable. I’m not as sure... The purpose for letting them have this nest was: 1) train them to use the coop for nests instead of wild nests that were attracting predators 2) raise keets from within the flock so as to avoid what will be a difficult integration. If 2) won’t be possible, then is it helpful to disturb their nest and hatch more keets inside, keets that I’d then need to find a buyer for, at $3 each? I’m not sure what would happen with the nest if I do/don’t intervene, but avoiding wild nests has become a pretty high priority... It’s probably too much to hope for, but I’d be perfectly happy to have them be broody long enough to cease laying for this year altogether, though moms are looking pretty thin... I went ahead and put the 28% protein game starter in their feeder (previously chick starter) hoping to keep the hens from losing much more weight... I guess my questions are this: 1) any idea how long they will stay broody on a nonhatching nest? Will they kill themselves trying to brood it, as some chickens will? 2) anyone ever had success getting broody guinea hens to adopt newly hatched keets? If so, how did you do it? I was wondering what they’d do if I brought a cage of keets out to the coop for the day... I’m assuming that slipping keets under hens at night won’t work, as my guineas seem aware at night and likely to go ballistic if disturbed... Thanks for reading this long post!