We started trying to raise guineas last year, after we lost thousands of vegetable plants to pigeons. Currently we have two males and one female free ranging. We had planned on more, but lost most of the juveniles to large rats before we realized what was happening (We live in an area with few natural predators). They are pretty wild, but would always come for feed. They did such an amazing job, not only scaring away every last pigeon, but decimating every bug and caterpillar in our beans and potatoes. Now that we aren't tilling and planting, they seem to be bored and wandering more. Our neighbors claimed that they came over and killed two chickens. They didn't see it happen, but since they wander everyone assumes they were the culprits. We had to trap them and lock them in a coop. So, based on the assumption they did kill the chickens, is there anything we can even do to let them free range again? I have heard that adding more guineas, as in a flock of 20, might keep them distracted with each other instead of picking on chickens, but that sounds like a dangerous gamble, and of course I don't really understand their flock mentality. Adding a fence large and high enough to keep them in seems virtually impossible, as well as insanely expensive. If they stay locked up for a couple of months until we are back to planting a tilling and we need them to do pest control, will they just go back to the same shenanigans? Sorry for the long post... I love them so much and will be devastated if we have to keep them in or just give up and butcher them.