My Guinea is Laying In Winter -
My Guinea Hen who is just 20 weeks old (december 13 2019 ) is on a clutch of 25 eggs on the hill side. She has been coming back to the coop each night up until tonight She is firmly on the nest in the woods - but I fear for her life - as she is one of 4 surviving hens from 13. We have plenty of predators. So my question is -- can I move the eggs into the Coop - which has nesting boxes - in the hope that she continues to brood on them in the coop,, safe from predators? If so, do I need to use gloves to keep my scent off the eggs in the transfer?
Thanks for the update. Definitely unusual, but glad your guinea fowl family has increased.
Putting eggs in water to test for viability is a myth. You do more damage doing that.
Candle the eggs to see what is inside and if embryos are alive.