I am pretty much the same way to all my poultry... I care for them try to keep them safe but dont get too upset when I loose one. but I have lost many critters over 61 years The big ones for me are the horses and dogs. You can never replace them only find one that fills another new niche in your heart.
I think thats the beauty of having a flock because you really dont have individuals you have a group. With group dynamics and all its nuance and comics and the Alphas and the Betas and everything in between. I think Guinea personality is awesome because the flock dynamics is so different from chickens. My plan is to do like Ralphie though my layout will be somewhat different 25 x 100 run Lots of height protected by net. because I may not be able to free range.
Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,
Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.
Future poultry: Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy
"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson