I learned from my neighbor's guineas yesterday that you dont mess with a mama guinea or her babies. Neighbor has 2 pairs of guineas, I hadnt seen the oldest female for a month and thought something had got her especially when her mate was all over the place and so i figured she wasn't nesting but eaten. Well yesterday apparently she brought babies up after hatching them, they are only two days old maybe and the neighbor caught them and put them in a outdoor brooder...Well I hear 'em peeping and all and go check out what he's got, and I take a baby out of the box cause its got spraddle legs, and all of a sudden out of no where comes mama guinea and JUMPS right into my head making all kinds of horrible racket. I had to hurry up and put the keep back cause she came around for ROUND TWO. I swear I got some sense knocked out of me by that guinea mom, she didn't like me making her baby cry I swear! Now I know = Mama guineas and their babies = no touchy or take a broom and an extra pair of eyes to ward 'em off! She was all kinds of happy when i started walking away, threw her wings out and did the intimidation dance after me making sure I was going to leave I guess. lol.