Our rooster got beat up badly by a fox in the Spring and it was questionable if he would make it. Fortunately he has recovered quite well. During his recovery, he wasn’t fertilizing the eggs, so when one of our hens went broody, we weren’t too optimistic of how many chicks we would get. Turned out for the worst, no eggs hatched. But the poor hen was so determined, she continued to sit on the eggs even after some of them started to exploded. We were not aware of this until we smelled the stench of the rotten eggs. I immediately cleaned out the nest and disposed of the mess. The poor hen, Henny Penny (as our son named her), didn’t seem to understand and was all discombobulated. So for the heck of it, I made a new nest in the same nesting box and placed some Guinea eggs in it. She knew it and refused to lay on them and returned to perch with the others for the night. To my surprise, the next morning I found her nesting on the eggs. I figured it was a long shot that she would continue to lay on the eggs for 28 more days after already spending almost a month on the batch of bad eggs. Well she did, and now we have a proud mom with guinea keets. I’m hoping they will be calmer than the normal guineas, and so far, they seem to be. They are going on 6 weeks old, and at night, some of them roost on mom’s back.