She has done far better than I did at protecting them. She hasn't lost one since they've been out and roaming all over the farm. The guinea in the above picture is the mate. They mostly hang out in pairs. The mother and keets are behind him in the tall grass. You can see the mother's head poking up.
There she is with her little brood of seven. They follow her closely.
Most of the time, directly under her.
She doesn't look very attentive, but she is. If anything comes near them, she will puff up, charge, and peck if she gets a chance. She gave a curious goat a good peck yesterday because it came a little too close to the babies. I suspect that Ginger and Harry have been warned in a similar manner because they leave the babies alone.
She roams all over the property with them. I'm glad to see that she periodically brings them back to the coop.
She shows them the way in.
They all tumble in, have a little drink from their waterer and peck around for a little hen scratch.
I need to find homes for them before they get much bigger. I hate to take them away from her and it will be a challenge. But, if I don't get rid of them. I'm going to be overrun with guineas. I have a hen sitting on 28 eggs right now. They should hatch in a few weeks if left undisturbed.