I have 15 Guineas and I am keeping them until my dad get's his place fixed up for them. I have dogs so I have them in a 15x15x8 coop. Half is covered to keep them dry and they have a roost. It has been raining for days and they insist on sitting on the ground in the rain! They aren't on the roost and they aren't under the shelter. They do roost at night but for a week one had not been roosting. And then today I heard them going crazy and went outside and saw the coop door open and half of them were out and one was dead in the pen. My dogs are confined to the front yard so they didn't do it. I saw no marks on it so I am wondering now if they are sick or I am not feeding them right.I raised them from Keets at 3 days hatched and fed them chick starter, but now they are 9 months old and I am feeding them cracked corn. I am worried I am not giving them what they need and I don't want to loose anymore. I guess I can let them out of their coop for a few hours a day but I am worried the hawks will get some and so on, Plus it has been cold! I mean 25-30 deg. high for the day. I am hoping they can handle the weather as well. So I guess I am pretty much asking for the whole 411 on Guineas as a whole.