guinea hen is nesting outside the coop


In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 10, 2014
We live on a tick infested 20 acre patch on the side of a mountain. Our guinea hen is apparently sitting on a nest that is outside of the coup and although I have a general idea of an area where it might be I have yet to find it. This concerns me because there are lots of predators here - bears, mountain lions, raccoons etc. I am new at raising guineas and have learned some hard lessons, mostly about dogs vs guineas but I also lost one to a predator last fall before we were able to find the nest. We started out last May with 10 keets and only have 2 left, now one of those is outside somewhere. Assuming I can find her before something else does, what do I do next? What do I do to prevent future hens from nesting outside?

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