Sunday, October 2, 2011

Prey at Night

I went out to the coop the other morning and saw guinea feathers on the ground and in the pine tree. I thought for sure one of the guinea boys were "taken".

Turns out the Diablo somehow survived the attack. I think he fell out of the tree into the coop, and whatever was after him couldn't get in. Note the big bare spot in the middle of his back where there used to be feathers.  The bare spot is a lot bigger than it looks in this picture, you can see bare skin!

The two guinea boys spend more nights outside than they do in the coop. The are teaching the little guineas to stay out with them...much to momma chickens chagrin. I hope whatever it was that attacked them has moved on. I have to pray for them every night.


  1. *sigh* Guineas are all alike. My great-Uncle had guineas, and they survived until he sold them because he hated them risking their lives to be outside 24/7.

  2. Rae - I am really happy he escaped too or else I will be running out of tick killers.

    Autumn - They are great watchdogs in the day, too bad they are totally blind at night.

  3. So glad he's okay. It's always so scary with all the predators around.

  4. Teresa - I am hoping the pine trees provide some protection by being sharp.