A few weeks ago, we had an incident in which our guinea fowl wandered into a neighbor's yard. Said neighbor and children were worried that our guineas didn't belong out, so they commenced a three hour hunt. One guinea was too clever to be caught, but the result was a very traumatized, skittish, and otherwise not-flock-friendly bird. We called him PT (for post-traumatic stress). We considered catching and butchering him but thought maybe, given time, he would recover.
'Twas never to be. He was most likely a victim of another hawk strike.
We hope for a longer life span for this babies!
Until next time, remember, this is not paradise. It's Purgatory Ranch.