Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Guinea Update

Just a quick update on the run-away Guinea fowl...

One of our Guineas flew away on Friday, 15 January.  We looked for him Saturday morning, then later in the evening, at twilight on Saturday, we saw him down the dirt road in the neighbor's yard!  We guided towards our house, and he almost made it half the distance towards the chicken coop where he sleeps.  He was running at a VERY FAST rate - I couldn't keep up with him on foot, but at least he was going in the right direction!

Then he startled a herd of deer, which ran across his path and directed him in the wrong direction.  He took off flying in the wrong direction, and then he was gone.  We haven't seen him since.  Maybe one day in the future he'll make another appearance...



6 comments:

Poconoangel said...

Gosh- they are ugly things, aren't they?

Leigh said...

You are having quite a time of it with your chickens and guineas! I guess the hardest part about having animals is when something happens to them.

DayPhoto said...

Guineas are a very interesting breed. I think lots about getting some, but they are so nosiey I think Terry would not like it.

Hope he/she makes it home!!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

AJ-OAKS said...

Well, it sounds like he knows where he is suppose to go. Hang in there, what I understand they are pretty intelligent, so hopefully he'll be out there with the flock when you least expect it!

Razzberry Corner said...

Barb - Yes, they are so ugly, aren't they? But I love the blue eyes!

Leigh - I'm not really attached to the guineas, luckily!

Lynda - YES! They are noisy! But I was told they are like watchdogs. And since they were raised with the chickens, they do look out for the flock. We'll see if we can deal with them when they are adults (if any make it that long!).

Cindy - That's what I keep thinking - one day the missing guinea will be back with the flock. And I'll be like, "where did he come from?" Or maybe he's joined a neighbor's guinea flock - a few miles down the road I saw a neighbor has guineas.

Robin said...

My Brother-in-law laments that if there is a way to kill themselves (farm animals) they will try their best to do it. He has sheep, goats, chickens, and ducks. Hopefully the guinea will come back. Guess it's a good thing you weren't really to attached to them.