I hate to even post this question... I currently live in about 4 acres of woods and 4 acres of cleared land I thought about getting a few guinneas and letting them scour for their food in the woods. I do currently have 34 chickens behind the house with a large fenced in run/coop. The woods is in front of the house so they wouldn't even see each other unless the guinneas ventured on down the hill. I really wanted the guinneas for tick/bug maintenance. What is the minimal amount of work I can do for the guinneas? I don't want their eggs, and I thought about just letting them roam on their own, no pen. They can find a tree to roost in. Is this cruel? wait, strike that... I'm setting myself up with that one! I just don't think I would like them as much as my chickens... any thoughts?