First of all, I should inform you this is my first time with poultry of any kind and thank you in advance for any wise advice.
I have 16 French Guinea Fowl keets - one week old today; we have some time to work on this.
In addition, I was just given an adult male - who I think is a Pearl. He (Henry) is already living in the coop, a converted utility shed, and will be confined there for a week. The keets are in a brooding box in another building.
Henry will be confined in the utility shed for a week and then in the utility shed and enclosed attached run for another two weeks. At this point, the keets will be 3 weeks old, but still brooding,
Any ideas on how and when to make the introduction? Should Henry be separated at first? Maybe introduce him to a few at a time? At what point should they be introduced? There is no power to the coop, so I cannot move the brooding area out there. I can close off the utility shed from the enclosed run and I do have a dog crate if I need to use that.