My guineas are a bit over 9 weeks old and they are ornery! They are in with chickens and it's getting quite crowded in the coop/run. The coop is only big enough for 15 birds, but they made such a ruckus we left them all together when small and there are 23 'teen' birds in there. Lots of roost space, but there won't be when full grown! We DO have another coop we can rehome some to, but they are NOT happy when we try. They've been in this coop for seven weeks and out in the run, which is down to just dirt now. Anyone think we can let them out to free range a bit before dusk yet? They are getting bored and were pecking the feet of my GLW today - had to separate her out and blukote it. They are in roosting by 7:30 every night so I am thinking of letting them roam the fields around 6 just to see what happens. We'll be there too, of course. Anyone think they'll come back? I am hopeful I'll be able to identify splinter groups and maybe I can put some in the other coop soon. I know you're supposed to wait until 12 weeks but not sure I can. I just wanted to wait until they were big enough to scare my fraidy cat barn cats and as they are almost the same size as my full grown leghorns I am pretty sure the cats will steer clear. No dogs here.