Mornin' all. So my 6 keets are now a bit over 9 weeks and have been in their coop for close to 5 . Even though there is an open air portion to their coop,yesterday, late aftrernoon, I' thought I'd begin letting them range a bit . A few times a singleton has escaped when the kids are feeding/ watering but have never gone far and came back to the coop- and the flock. They are in a sep. coop than the chickens~ we call it the 'kindergarten coop'~ it's our after-the-brooder-, hospital, quarantine coop... I have a flock of 16 chickens that free range daily, and as I was locking everyone up for the night, I realized the guineas weren't back. I searched some trees in the immediate area, the trees at the outskirts of the property with the greatest lower branches, the barn...but nothing . I've been out a few times this am... still nothing. My flock guardian pooches searched alongside and it's POOF! into thin air. Nothing. I served breakfast as usual, commentary, calls & shaking, hoping they'd hear and be tempted... no dice. Our predators are many, though this summer seems quiet... shouldn't have said that out loud Had my chickens for years now, but his is my first time with keets/ guineas in general and all of this time invested and now... They're gone aren't they? I thought the age and weeks in coop would be enough to establish 'home'... Any hope?