We lost another guinea hen this morning. She was chased by a wild animal and killed. She died directly in front of our front door. Following the crime scene investigation this morning, it was determined she was attacked in front of the chicken coop, she fought and ran, tried to hide under the chicken coop. She was drug out from under the coop, got free from her attacker, and ran to our front door for help. We were not there for her, and she died there. If only I heard something and opened the door I could have saved her. But I didn't.
From the door her body was drug into the woods and up a tree. We assume it was a raccoon this time, because the animal climbed a tree. A nest is up the tree in a hollow of the tree. We assume baby raccoons are in that nest.
Poor girl. It appears she did not die quickly, because of all the feathers around the yard.
We now have 2 female guineas and 4 male guineas.
Plus 25 guinea eggs due to hatch this weekend.