Hello, Novice guinea owner here. Our guineas are coming up on two years old. Unfortunately there are only two survivors of the flock which was decimated by predators. There is a cock and a hen and they are good buddies. I have read a variety of answers about sexual maturity ranging from 8 months to two years. The hen has started laying an egg or two a day this spring, and we've set two groups and find that they are infertile when candled at 7 days. Since I'm not home watching these guys, I've no idea if they are mating, and since they won't tell me and I have never had "the talk" with them, how to know if they know what to do and if they're doing it!? Does the fertility rate increase as the days get longer and warmer? I read also that they start laying eggs after the rains have stopped. We had some spring sunny warm weather for about two days after which the hen started laying, but we've seen nothing but rain and cold since.... so maybe she isn't into it yet? Should we keep setting or are the first eggs of the season usually infertile? Thanks for any thoughts, and any advice on deterring foxes and bobcats would be so appreciated. We've trained the guineas to go inside their very secure coop at night, but their comrades didn't learn so fast and we've lost our beloved peacock and peahen because they insisted in roosting int the trees.