First off let me say I love my Guineas. They are funny and bring us joy every day. Now I'll transition into the bad. They appear to be fairly dense. We got 6 of them at 6 weeks old and kept them in an extra large wire dog crate on top of our waist high duck coop. This way they could see the ducks and they would be inside the duck pen. It's now been 5 weeks and we opened the crate door and left it open. It took them two days to come out. Then once one was out it panicked and could not figure out how to get back up to the crate. That was another day before it got back, then another day before they all came out. Once they were out they could not figure out how to get back into the crate where their food and water is. I have a perch going from the ground into the crate that they all perch on, but they walked around the ground trying to fly up to the crate and not being successful. Note: I did not tame my guineas, they are ok with us being right next to them, but we cannot easily catch them. I can move food and water in and out of the crate and clean out the straw without much worry from them. Since opening the crate I have had two escapes from the duck pen when opening the gate to go feed/water. They then panic running back and forth trying to get back in. When I go out to herd them in I am really slow and quiet. I simply walk a bit behind them with my hands low. They try to shoot through the fence, but they don't fit. They will then run towards me to try to get past me. Why would you run towards danger? The only other birds I have had is the ducks. They seem to catch onto things pretty quickly, the guineas do not. Any change takes them days to figure out, even minor changes. Is this normal?