Will These Go Broody???

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mahsmaj, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GUINEAS!!!

    Will they go broody and hatch out their own babies??? And if they do will they be good mothers???
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Generally only in the most inconvenient of places. They also aren't the greatest at keeping track of their keets. If you have one a broody hen would be a better choice.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I agree with Akane. They are not known for their 'motherly instinct'. They would be more likely to fly off and leave their babies if they get scared. You could, however, let her set the eggs, then just take the babies away once they hatch. As goofy as they are, I doubt she would miss them!
     

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