We started in the spring with 4 chickens and 4 guineas... Made it all through the summer and most of the fall with no problems, but since thanksgiving we have lost 2 guineas and 1 chicken. The first 2 just disappeared (1 hen, 1 guinea) but today my husband found a dead guinea with what appeared to be a broken neck but no other injuries (what does that?). At this rate I won't have anyone left by summer! Do I just give up and keep the chickens in a run? Half the reason I got them (and in particular the guineas) was for tick control, but I hate to just be feeding our local predators... What do I do??? The guineas really shouldn't even be penned, so I'm really struggling.