Guinea Fowl are notoriously bad parents. This little chick was wandering round my garden with other family members, completely oblivious to the fact that dogs live here.
You’ll often see families of 12 or more chicks with a few adults roaming round the neighbourhood.
Next time you see them, there will be fewer chicks, until finally there is only one left, that might make it to adulthood.
Guinea Fowl are protected. You are not allowed to kill them for supper, even if they do look and act like funny chickens. But however many chicks die, enough grow up so that Guinea Fowl have proliferated, and become a complete nuisance around the neighbourhood in a very short time.
You can listen to the annoying sound they make here Male Guinea Fowl Sounds