So the guineas are 12 weeks old and I am starting to "train" them to go outside and return to the coop(stall) at night. Tonight was the first night I let them out of their coop, but only into our barn aisleway. Their stall is at the opposite end of the outside door, and they have to pass 5 horses to get out. It took a little encouragement to get them to leave, but they seemed to like having the freedom to explore. The walked around and pecked at some hay, and made a whole lot of noise. After about an hour, I put their feeder back in their coop and said "guineas dinner!" and proceeded to herd them back in. All went well and no one freaked out. PHEW! All this worry. I plan to do this for a few nights before I open the barn door and let them explore the field a little bit each night. Does everyone fret about their birds and losing them?