We have (had) 9 guineas - 5 royal purple, 2 lavender, and 2 white and some have laid eggs in the nesting box. We have 2 or 3 that appear to be taking turns sitting on the eggs - we have 2 nests that are side by side and have no idea how many eggs are in them. Day before yesterday we found one of the nesting guineas dead. There were no marks on it to suggest something had gotten to it, but are unsure why it died. We know that the lavender and white ones were leaving the nest to eat , etc but the purple one we can't be sure. Would they starve themselves to death by not leaving the nest to eat or drink? Anyone have any ideas or suggestions as to what may have happened?