I have a few questions. I have never raised guineas and have 6 that are around 6 weeks old to the best of my knowledge. I have been unable to find a feed locally that is more than 22% protein that is unmedicated. (I can find 30% protein medicated feeds but I do NOT want to medicate any of my bird. I feel they need to develope a good immune system the natural way.) Since I am concerned they may not be getting enough protein in their diet I have been supplementing their diet every other day with boiled eggs and yogurt and the other days a small can of wet cat food. This can lead to a bit of expense but right now it is about $5 a week plus a mixture of game bird feed and turkey grower(24% protein). Am I doing the right thing for these birds? They seem so much more active and alert in the last few days. They aren't so skittish now. They won't let us hold them without a giant fuss but they do come sit at the door of their coop and watch us as we clean their waterers and fill up their feeder. When they are a little older we plan to let them free range hoping they will remember where their roost is and come home at night. I know when they are able to free range they will eat bugs and insects therefore increasing their own protein intake. I guess I am just a worrywort about making sure they have the best life we can give them. Now another subject I have eated guinea before and I must say it was some of the BEST meat I have ever eaten. Do any of you raise guineas as meat birds? I know many people keep them as "watch dogs" and pets but generally if you raise guineas what are you raising them - pets or gourmet dinner? I have never eaten a guinea egg but I do know turkey and duck eggs are similar to chicken eggs. Are the guinea eggs the same? Are they a delicacy? Where is the best place to aquire knowledge of these birds? Thanks in advance to all who answer.