Just had my 1st guinea die and the story.

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by WCReloaded, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. WCReloaded

    WCReloaded Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 12, 2013
    It is 10:00 PM and I am about to go to sleep. All of a sudden I hear a loud crash and guineas hecklin all over the place. I run outside and I saw a dark shade of something fly by. From my outside light I see a shadow of a big bird. I don't know what it was but after I change the light on my heat lamp so I could see what happened there was a dead 7 week old guinea laying on the bottom of the cage. It is a shock to see a guinea that you raise from hatching all the way to where you can start free ranging die in their safest place. Just thought I would let you all know what happened.

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Sounds as if you were visited by a Great Horned Owl. They are persistent predators, and most likely it will be back. Fix your pens so that it can not get at your Guineas.
  3. HoneyDreameMom

    HoneyDreameMom Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 5, 2013
    Sorry for your loss. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. Hotcookie

    Hotcookie Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2012
    Oh, I'm so sorry! It's always so hard to see one of the babies you raised laying there lifeless..........

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