what happend

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by hunterblu123, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. hunterblu123

    hunterblu123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a guinea sitting on ~22 eggs in the wood pile. Everything was going good up until the last week ( they would have hatched this week). She started leaving the eggs for a few hours and hanging out with the other 3 guineas. Then she just came back and stayed. I looked at the nest and there was only 3 eggs. Why would she leave them for a few hours everyday?
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did something (a predator, a dog etc ) take all but 3 eggs? If that's the case she knows it's not a safe place to brood a clutch and gave up on the nest. Something may have raided the nest at night while she was on it and spooked her, or something/someone could have bothered her too much in that spot and she decided it wasn't a safe enough/private enough place. It doesn't take much for Guinea Hen to lose interest in her clutch of eggs [​IMG]
     

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