Dead Rooster Guinea

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by prairiehen74369, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. prairiehen74369

    prairiehen74369 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    north east oklahoma
    I found my rooster guinea with his head threw the fence dead. His head was discolored and swollen he was not hung they stick their heads threw the fence to catch a piece of grass all the time could he have been snake bit??also how long will i be able to gather fertile eggs without a rooster. I've got one incubator full set and just need a dozen more eggs to be able to set another one. I have seven hens and gather 5 or 6 eggs a day out of this pen.[​IMG]t
  2. tgperg

    tgperg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2011
    Oklahoma City
    I'm really sorry that happened. [​IMG] I have no idea what happened to him, but if they're like chickens, the hens will still retain sperm for a week, and the eggs will be fertile. So, gather quick.

    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011
  3. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Big Oak Valley, CA
    Depending on when the last breeding took place you might have fertile eggs for up to 2 more weeks.

    Sorry for your loss, no telling what happened. Very odd death tho.

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