The last two days, he is slow to go into the coop....he will sit down and almost whine as we come near. Last night, my husband caught the other two pecking at him onhis back....now it is all bloody and obviously injured. Tonight, he was sitting in the corner (head first) with his back to the door, again, just whiny. The other two were close by. We arent sure if we should do anything or let nature take it's course??
I read this about the pecking order and it describes the last few weeks perfectly.
There are times when one is shunned. This is a very stressful situation too, as the lone guinea will call and call for his flock, but they will harass him and chase him away. For that guinea, make sure he can get into the coop safely at night (either first or last) and give him some hiding places in the coop - a shelf to hide under or a corner protected by an extra piece of wood. It's uncertain why the group will occasionally shun a particular guinea fowl; but perhaps there is a deformity or disease that they are aware of which we can't see, and they are driving him away for the good of the flock.
Any suggestions? We can protect him a bit from the other two....using something we made that lets our keets into the run by themselves. Should we try that? Even if we protect it, not sure what to do with him after that.