Territorial Feral Guineas?? (General Discussion)
Anyone ever heard of wild ( or runaway Guinea's who have taken up living in your property) killing and breaking necks of other new Guinea's.
My friends have had over the years a diminishing group of Guinea's that belonged to neighbor on land that sits behind thiers. These Goons always have come to thier property and have grazed with no problem. They were always welcome never harassed and even had food left for them. Over years they have dropped in thier numbers from 12 to 4 either by dogs, coyotes or whatever. Well this spring and summer I had been hatching keets and gave them six 3 month old keets which they penned up until a week ago and at 6 months old started letting them out to graze. They have in another covered pen 10 new 3 months old still locked up. Well, so far 2 of the older keets (6 months old) have turned up dead in 2 days time with necks broke. They hasn't seen the original Goons actually kill them but has seen them chasing the juveniles relentlessly. She has determined thier necks were broken. They do have a small Border Collie cross that used to chase the original set but they hadn't noticed the dog harassing the juveniles. They are sure the original Goons are the killers. If this is the case what to do? Shoot them? Certainly they shouldn't attempt releasing anymore Juveniles until this is settled. Anyone ever heard of murderous territorial feral Guineas?? Help... Thanks.