Something raided my Guinea nest. Anyone recognize?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tacampbell1973, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Tacampbell1973

    Tacampbell1973 Songster

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    Hello friends. As mentioned I went to check on one of the three Guinea hens that are on nest. To my extreme irritation one appears to have been predated.i don't know for sure if it was by land or by air as we have predators of all walks, ( and flies, crawls and slithers). At any rate, they busted half but I left them mostly undisturbed in case Mom comes back to brood them. I would of/ should have grabbed them but both my incubators are full of Guinea eggs already. But back to the matter at hand, I don't know if I'm dealing with a land based mammal who's hungry or what? Nor yet which way to look for it. Hope these pics are clear enough to see IMG_20190614_143721.jpg IMG_20190614_143217.jpg
     
  2. AltonaAcres

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    I have heard that raccoons eat the inside of eggs but leave the shell. Do you have them where you live?
     
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  3. Tacampbell1973

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    Oh my gosh yes, but add to the list minks, possums and occasionally rats, every one of whom are purveyors of the morning omelet. So you see my choices are many. Ohe and our latest problem is a big root beer colored bobcat.
     
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  4. Tacampbell1973

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    And here's another tasty treat that will leave you sleeping in your coop with a sho6... raccoons eat the soft tissue first. I found this out when Ranger Rick left my most prized posse0, my white Cochin hen Hope on my lawn 3 years ago, headless....
     

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