I've got 7 birds who, once they've flown across my 4' wire fence, will spend days (if you allow them) running back and forth along the fenceline. It was never more than an episodic problem until last week, but now they're spending more time pacing than they are foraging, and are ranging ever further from my property. Tempting with treats only riles em up because they still cannot figure out how to fly over barriers. Herding only scatters them...and then there's the fence, which they may or may not cross in a noisy panic. I have to wait until sundown, when they usually huddle in a corner and I can toss em over the fence. Possible solutions, in order of preference: 1. cut a small door in the corner of the fence, wired shut until next time the tards go AWOL. I'd rather not compromise the fence... 2. use this as an excuse to finally cover my main run, and lock the buggers down permanently. Kinda defeats their purpose, although I've not been impressed by their discretion whilst tearing through my garden in search of food items. I wanted a less destructive free-range alternative to chickens but the difference is slight. I'm thinking that for guineas, I need more space than I've got (or at least more distant neighbors). 3. Eat them. 4. Sell them. Ya'll have any other suggestions? EDIT: a coworker just suggested draping an old blanket or carpet over the fence. I'll try it tonight.