My two guineas hens started laying eggs under out mounting block about a month ago. I collected a dozen eggs for a friend's hen to hatch for me....Before I could collect the rest of the eggs, Miss Guinea Hen decided to sit on her large clutch of eggs!
I have a couple of options:
1. Cover her with a "coop".
2. Collect the eggs and discard them.
3. Let nature do its thing.
I am inclined to follow option one. She has been sitting for 7 or so days on 20 or so eggs! I know we have 3 more weeks before there is any sign of hatching.
I definitely don't want that many guineas keets running around with mamma.
Is there any interest in free guineas?
Otherwise, what do I do with so many Keets?
I know....never let them set again. I am afraid to disturb the nest now. I worry that they will lay elsewhere and we will have this problem all over again.
I am assuming guineas aren't any smarter(dumber?) than chickens.
My girls sit happily on their wooden eggs (Michael's Crafts $.69 ea) & lay right beside them.
When I removed a real egg and dislodged the fake, the sitting hen gave me a dirty look and carefully rolled the fake back beneath her.
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