Predator ate the eggs! Pic added!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by MuranoFarms, May 8, 2011.

  1. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Last night I went to collect the eggs from the nest (and pull off that silly broody) and she was only sitting on 2 fresh eggs! I leave 5 marked eggs in the nest...this nest is about 3 weeks old. So we take her back to the coop and come back down with flashlights and sure enough.....we found broken egg shells about 10 feet away. I had some quitters I had pulled from the bator, so I put them in the nest with a trail cam on it. Hoping it comes back so I know what kind of trap to set. Any idea what it might have been? DH seems to think raccoon or fox.

    So glad all my babies come in at night!
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2011
  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    If this happened during the day my bet would be crows. We've watched them raid Guinea nests during the day.
     
  3. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet Robin is right. I was leaving a couple of eggs in the nest every day and the same thing happened. I couldn't believe my dog would raid it and I know it happened in the middle of the day. I know the crows have robbed the chicken eggs but never thought about them taking the guineas eggs.
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I've -seen- a squirrel carry an egg off, (and climb with it) medium sized chicken egg-.
     
  5. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Skunks love eggs. If you trap one, be careful or you may have a smelly problem![​IMG]
     
  6. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When that happened to me the culprit(s) was my own dogs.
     
  7. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Yup, it turned out my Aussie was eating about 7 eggs a day. He gained about 10 pounds and had a beautiful shiny coat before we discovered him!
     
  8. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
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    Well...we caught it on trail cam!
    Now to set the trap...
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  9. siroiszoo

    siroiszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well...we caught it on trail cam!
    Now to set the trap...

    What is that!? A gigantic coon? or a small bear!? LOL?
     
  10. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Quote:LOL It's a coon....and boy does he know how to avoid a trap! [​IMG]
     

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