After a hawk attack, How long for the birds to recover?

DonnaScott

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Yesterday one of my Guineas was taken by a hawk (9 week old). Then I herded the rest up and put them in their coop. They went up into the nesting box and only come down for food and only a few at a time since yesterday morning.

Are they in shock or mourning? Whichever it makes me sad, will they shake it off?
 

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Yesterday one of my Guineas was taken by a hawk (9 week old). Then I herded the rest up and put them in their coop. They went up into the nesting box and only come down for food and only a few at a time since yesterday morning.

Are they in shock or mourning? Whichever it makes me sad, will they shake it off?
Probably shock but it could also be mourning as a guinea flock is pretty closely bonded. They will eventually get over it. How long it takes can vary with each bird.

Sorry about your loss. Good luck.
 

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