Friday, May 27, 2011

Goodbye Guinea Boy

Last night as I left the chicken coop keet nursery, the guineas greeted me and walked with me to the house.  Guinea Boy is the flock leader, the most aggressive male.  He chirped to me, and I told him he has some children in the nursery. He puffed his wings up at that moment as if he was proud, and I couldn't help but laugh at him.  Evidently the white male guinea, the next in the male pecking order, laughed, too, because Guinea Boy had to turn and chase him a couple feet.  Guinea Boy walked away proud, with the wings up in defiance.  White Guinea shook off the shame and followed Guinea Boy.  I told White Guinea he should be proud, because has at least one child in the nursery.  I watched as they all turned and flew up to their resting place in the big pine tree for the night.

And that will be the last time I ever see Guinea Boy.  He was killed this morning by our front door, just like the coral blue guinea who was killed there yesterday morning.  Guinea Boy ran to the door for protection.  And he was murdered and his body was drug away into the woods.

Goodbye, my dear Guinea Boy.  You had quite the personality.  White Guinea will take over your flock duties, but the flock will never be the same.

I vow vengeance to the monsters in the woods for killing my guineas... Your time will come, and it will be when you least expect it.

Guinea Boy


John Gray said...

it must be the time of year....
i wonder why he didnt fly up into the trees
so sorry#

Kessie said...

I'll bet the raccoons are feeding babies. Sounds like it's time to bust out the shotgun. Or do you catch them in traps? They'll eat all your guineas and be in your chicken coop next.

Farm Girl said...

Time to get a trap or shotgun. This is war now.
They will not stop until every guinea is gone.
I am so sad.

LindaG said...

Oh gosh. I am so sorry to hear that.
*Hugs* ♥

Country Girl said...

You and Randy really have to take action. Somebody better camp out there tonight!

Rae said...

Sorry to hear about the loss. That stinks. :(

Linda said...

So sorry to hear that!

Gail said...

So sorry! Can you trap this monster?

Chai Chai said...

I can barely stand to visit your blog anymore with all these guinea losses. It is especially sad to read about the guineas being killed on the front porch while seeking your protection.

What can you do to save them? I have a horrible feeling that I am witnessing the future of my own guineas.

Shim Farm said...

Godspeed, Guinea Boy. I am sorry for your losses. It is so terribly sad. Do you have a trap you can set?

Robin said...

That is awful. I am so sorry. :(

Razzberry Corner said...

JG- That is always my question - guineas can fly! Why don't they fly away from the monsters that attack them on the ground?

Kessie - We are hunting the monsters right now. Randy's outside with a shotgun, waiting.

FarmGirl - We're with you on this one. Hopefully Randy see's what kind of animal it is this morning. Hopefully he kills it.

LindaG - Hugs back! Thanks

Barb - Randy is ready right now. He's gonna get it.

Rae - it does stink! He was my fav guinea.

Linda - Thanks for the sadness.

Gail - We are going to set traps for the coons and take them elsewhere on the property. But first Randy wants to kill whatever animal is killing our guineas, as it has a taste for blood and will not stop. We both have a really hard time believing it's a coon.

Chai Chai - Our first step is to hunt the monster on his territory. Randy's out there waiting for him now. We already cut down the hollow tree where one of the dead guineas was drug to, thinking it had a nest. There was no nest. It was just a resting place where the guinea was eaten. Next phase is to trap and relocate all the coons.

We'll learn from each other - that's what blogging is all about - sharing info so we all don't make the same mistakes. Hopefully we'll all learn from this on how to protect the guineas better.

Shim Farm - yes, we have a few traps and a few guns on the ready for the monsters.

Robin - Thanks. At least we got some of Guinea Boy's keets!


Dog Trot Farm said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear of yet another loss, it's heartbreaking! I sure hope you catch who ever/what ever is doing this. I'd park myself by the door with a shotgun!