We went out to the barn to feed up about a month ago and we couldn't find one of the guineas. I kept telling myself the missing guinea was the female and she off somewhere sitting a nest because guineas love to hide their nests. I wasn't actually sure though because -well, you try to sex a guinea. Very soon it was evident that the missing guinea was not the female because there was one in the feild screaming "buckwheat!". So our first loss was a guinea. A big fat guinea. Today we went out to the barn to feed up and as we approached the barn there on the ground in front of the door is a bare spot where I toss them a bit of feed every afternoon to make sure they know where home is. My husband says, "what is that?" And I nearly shouted, "A guinea egg!" I took the egg and put it in a safe place until I could get back to the house and clean it off and put it in my bator. After the chores with the chickens we went to the other end of the barn to feed the goats. There was another guinea egg. I squirrelled it away with the other one. Then sadly I saw one of the guineas trapped between the fence and the side of the barn. Either it had tried to squeeze through and was so big it no longer fit or something chased it into a tight space. We don't know. The traps are set. I have 2 guinea eggs in the bator to see if they are fertile in 7 days.