SOOOOOOO SAD!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Yountoo, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Yountoo

    Yountoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I just wanted to blubber a little to folks that will understand. I HAD 14 beautiful Coral Blue sweeties, 4 males, the rest hens. So much fun and curious, they had just started laying too. But, last Wed. someone or something, took 6 of them. 2 of the males and 4 hens. I live in the country with very few neighbors within a mile. But I have walked the roads and property lines and listened.......to no avail.
    I haven't even found feathers to indicate an attack. They did not come home to roost for the night, and have never returned. I am just crushed, and wonder where they went. So, thanks for "listening". I just miss my sweet healthy "ninnies".
    Marcia
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss. Be on high alert. 'Whatever' is likely to return for another try at your birds.
     
  3. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's heartbreaking to have birds just disappear and never know what happened to them! One of my coral blue males disappeared last summer. No feathers, NOTHING! Most of us have had the experience and can sympathize. I'm not sure where you are located but it seems a little early for them to go broody. And it seems odd for so many to be gone so quick. We hate to think of the 'predator' as being human but it happens.
    Let's just hope they have gotten lost and are up in a tree somewhere. And hope for them to return. [​IMG]
     
  4. maxsgoldens

    maxsgoldens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there was a quarrel between some of the males, they may have just taken their hens somewhere else. There's a chance they might turn up, but it looks like they have wandered off to find me terretory
     
  5. meendog10

    meendog10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the same thing happen to me a few years back. All 6 of my guineas disappeared in one day. No feathers or anything. A month later i saw them in the woods behind my neighbors.
     
  6. mommaguinea

    mommaguinea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sometimes they do disappear and they may come to a tough end out in the wild, or adapt well. Good luck- they just may show up when least expected!
     
  7. Yountoo

    Yountoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for your kinds words, it's now mid-April and they have not been seen-or heard from since the day they disappeared. It's ok though, the 8 that remain are doing great and seem to stay closer to home, although they won't roost in their coop anymore. They now roost at the top of a 35' pine near the coop. This weekend I hope to get my new pvc watering line in place, and new sand on the coop floor since they still feed in there. I will be getting some chickens soon and hope to free range them as well. SFavs & M.Basques!!
     
  8. redsix

    redsix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like what happened to mine way back when. It was a red fox that took them. I think it must have attacked them in their coop. They wouldn't go back in it. You need to somehow get them to go back in the coop. May be pen them up in it for a while. Can you put something across the opening to keep predators out and still let the guineas fly in and out?
     

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