Situtaion Sunday the 5th I saw and owl at my neighbors about 1/4 mile away. I toook note and contacted my uncle about methods of protecting my flock. Well last night at 2:36 am I hear the guineas squawking in the baby monitor I have in my coop. I get the gun, run out back door, the guineas roost right outside my back door in the maples. I see the ruckas in the tree take a shot but miss because #1 it is pitch dark and #2 I am not that great of a shot, but was aiming out a little, as not to hit the other guineas. I did not see anything just heard the ruckas. Well the guinea takes off back towards the wood line and the predator takes off in the opposite direction flying. Dang it. I went as far as I could make myself looking for the guinea but I live OUT in the boones and do not venture too far without someone here. I came in and turned the monitor up 100% to listen for anything but heard nothing the rest of the night. There is no carcass and I am missing a guinea, only feathers in the direction the guinea took off in. This thing has to go NOW not tomorrow. I can sit up and wait for it but what are my options. I have been given a couple suggestions from my uncle, and I do not want to shoot in the tree because there are 14 now guineas that roost in 2 trees I have a double barrel pump and would be shooting from 30 feet away, I can not imagine that would be too wise. Can I shoot this thing if it is killing my livestock in TN. Or are there other ways to take care of this? Will it not just pick my guineas off one by one. I am reinforcing my coop with the Silkies in it now, there was 3 ft wide x 12 long opening for sunlight to come in, but I will get it covered before I lay down tonight. I will be searching online till I get some responses. Do the owl decoys work at all? What can I do? Is this owl feeding babies? Thanks for you help!