Hello, my name is Tandy and I'm from Kansas. We have had guinea for 2 weeks now. This is my first experience with anything farm related so I wanted to have experts on hand for any questions that arise. We ordered a straight run of 30 keets from mcmurrays. We received 31 but 1 was half the size of the others and didn't make it through the first day. 2 others died within the first couple of days of unknown cause. As they got closer to 10 days, 3 were found dead. I'm thinking they may have piled each other. So we took them out of the brooder tub and let them run in the coop. The first day, they rarely ate or drank and huddled together a lot. We brought the brooder tub back in and set it on its side, placed the heat lamp, food, water, and hay in it. After that they did great. Our coop has not been used since my husband was in kindergarten (20+ years ago) so we had to do a few repairs on it. Apparently we missed a spot where they could push the tin away from the post. 4 got out the other day. I found 2 bodies in the neighbors field and one running faster than I could catch. So we're down to 21 now. This morning when I went out, I heard one chi chi-ing in the field (neighbors a few weeks late on haying). Our old dog started to get excited but I sent him up front and called "here guinea guinea" a few times and it came to me! I'm not sure what colors we have but I think there are 5 varieties. Anyway, thanks for letting me learn from y'all.