Our poor guinea hen was murdered last night

A guinea hen - Picture of a guinea hen
@lilybug (21182)
United States
December 13, 2007 7:56pm CST
by a gray horned owl. I woke up at 1am to a very horrible sound. I went to investigate and on the patio out back a gray horned owl had our guinea hen pinned to the ground. The guinea hen has been sleeping in the kitchen window lately. The owl must have swooped down and grabbed him. I flipped on the light and the owl just turned his head and stared at me. It flew away when I started to open the door, but it was too late. Tonight as the sun was setting I saw the owl up in a tree watching the peacocks. I hope they are too heavy for him to grab out of the tree where they sleep.
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@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
14 Dec 07
I'm sorry about that. Poor guinea hen. My mother in law has those. My daughter loves to watch them. Nature can be brutal sometimes.Try not to be too upset. Nature is a circle and the owl will have something happen to him too. That's the way it works.
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• United States
11 Feb 08
oh that poor baby! its hard to watch and know that these things happen..but like the person above said, thats life. when we had peafoul we build a coop for them to stay in at night..basically a large chicken coop with a much bigger doorway and heavy duty perches inside. after a couple of nights of being put in there, they figured out that it was a safe spot to sleep and would go in there each night on their own. maybe you can try building something like that?
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Our peafowl sleep in the tree on the side of the house. They are safe there. Plus I think they are too heavy for an owl. We don't have any guinea hens anymore other wise a pen might be a good idea.