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Something is Catching my Guineas!! HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Manowar, Dec 13, 2012.

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  1. Manowar

    Manowar Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 9, 2012
    We have went from 13 adult Guineas in the early summer 2012 down to 2 yesterday, and now one as of today... Somethings getting them at night. The survivors had been roosting in the rafters of the horse barn and now that's no longer safe. My first instinct is Raccoons... DNR says coyote, but I don't believe it as Guineas roost up high. I have set a live trap but not caught anything..
    Owl? Raccoon? Mink?? or...... Thoughts and suggestions will be appreciated?
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    I would have doubts about coyotes if the birds are being taken at night from the rafters. There are other predators that climb well, including raccoons. A game cam might help determine the culprit.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your losses. Hope you find the culprit.
  4. Manowar

    Manowar Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 9, 2012
    Thanks - it is a thorough killer.. it leaves nothing behind but feathers.. Its a sad situation now.. a single female left "buckwheat buckwheat.." but no one to answer.. :(
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] from California, x2 on redsox's advise.
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