Tuesday, April 28, 2009
About a year ago, I started off with 12 guinea keets. They were so cute! Anyway, they grew up to be not as cute to some, but still beautiful to me. Since all of the attacks, I only have 4 guineas left. So, one day when I could find only 3 at nightfall, I was worried. But, the next day, that guinea was back. I thought it was a miracle!
Every night since then, there have only been 3 guineas. But usually sometime during the day I will see the fourth one. I have found one nest with a few eggs. But, no guinea on it. There must be another nest somewhere since there is almost always one guinea missing. I am really worried that one night something is going to get her. Hopefully she's well hidden.
I have heard people say that if there are too many male guineas, the eggs won't be fertile. If that is true, the eggs probably won't hatch. Since, of the 4 guineas I have 3 of them are males. Does anyone know if this is true? Also, do male guineas ever sit on the nest or only female?