Guinea Hen hatching question
I am thinking about gettng about 6 guinea hens to control this horrible tick problem on my lot. I have not found anyone locally selling live birds so I am going to have to get the eggs, which are easier to find in Guina breeds. I know they love to wander so I plan on keeping them in the coop/run for at least a month. I am thinking of getting a chicken to sit on the eggs. What kind of chicken would be good> It is obviously going to be living with the guineas, I want a breed that is easy to handle. what do you suggest> Also do I get the chicken first then put the eggs under her or do I get the eggs first and sit the chicken on them?
I would like to get an easy to handle chicken as I am a little skittish around birds(I am going to try to get over that). a super energized or difficult hen will not be easy for me to start out with. suggestions??