Missing Guineas?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by cowman1970, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. cowman1970

    cowman1970 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had 10 Guineas since late April. One was killed by the neighbors dog and I've had two disappear w/o a trace. A large male was the first one gone a week ago. Today, I'm missing a hen. She seemed to isolate herself over the past few days. I'm guessing that she is brooding but I haven't found the nest. I've had 3 nests that the neighbors dog destroyed. The fourth I've been keeping a close eye on. I'm in Pennsylvania. Any thoughts? Comments?
     
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    First, let me say welcome! Secondly, your guinea may be broody or she may have been taken by a hawk, owl, dog, raccoon, coyote, etc. Do you live in a very open area? Do they free range? Do they roost inside a secure house (including roof) or in the trees? Could have been any number of predators, or she may be sitting/brooding.
     
  3. cowman1970

    cowman1970 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not too open. I live in a rural area outside of town. The Guineas never seem to travel very far. They are surrounded by a few houses, a wooded area, and my backyard. They do free range but they barely stay out in the open and stay close to the house. I've had two males and the dominant one is the one that is gone. They range with two Banty Chickens that seem quite wary of anything. They roost in a maple tree during the evening. It seems as if they disappear in early/late morning.
     
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