Ron and I spent hundreds of dollars on guinea fowl. We bought grown birds, keets and eggs. We hatched the eggs under one of our broody hens and she would take care of them until they would blend with the rest of the guinea fowl. They were the favorite food of eagles, coyotes, owls and all predators. Little by little they would disappear. So, why attempt to raise them? They alerted us to intruders, they killed snakes, they ate tons of ticks and other bugs. These past few months I have been down to two guineas. Last week one of the two disappeared and I hoped it would return and so did the partner. It has not come home. Now the remaining one has not been quiet one single minute of the day crying for his partner. It is sad but it is also driving me CRAZY!!!
|Poor lonely guy.|