So now-a-days it gets dark around half past 4 and we start cooking dinner about that time. Our recipe required some green chillies so I sent my sister out to get some fresh peppers from the garden. She came back quickly talking about hearing some noise near the coop and then seeing a persons shadow. I just had a late hatch of guinea keets and they are 2 weeks old so mama guinea cant have them all under her so there is a heat lamp on in the coop so they dont die of cold. I dont know if its the light that attracted the thief or he new they were already there. As lil' sis was explaining what she saw, our guineas started screaming. All three of us ran out muttering crazy threats at whoever was on our property. I feel like this was one of those moments in a horror movie where the idiots go to investigate unprepared and defenseless, because thats what we were. Unprepared, I tell you. We had no shoes, no flashlight, and nothing to defend ourselves with. Half way out it hit me so I turned back to grab some shoes. I think my sister realized also, for she raced into the house to retrieve a flash light. My younger sister was out barefoot with a broom as her weapon. We didnt see anyone near the coop, but we didnt really care to thoroughly look to see of the thief was still hiding somewhere. The guineas are our main concern since they are practically our children. I went into the coop and the guineas were screaming and jumping about. The keets were all over the floor wondering what the commotion was about. A little thing about my guineas is that they scream and make a fuss when they see someone they have never seen before. I can go into their coop in the middle of the night and they wont make a sound because they know its me and recognize my voice. I put all the guinea keets and their mother back into the box, looked around and made sure it wasnt a opposum or anything before running back to the house. My sisters where looking around for any signs of someone. we were not well equipped so we walked back towards the house. The younger sister had the flashlight and stood guard watching over the coop just in case the burglar showed up. Our coop is pretty close to the house and next to the fence the divides our property from the neighbors. I went in and retrieved my bow and arrows while my other sister went to get the gun. I stepped out into the yard with an arrow notched onto the bowstring when suddenly we hear someone hopping over the fence into the neighbors yard. My older sister strictly told us not to go near the coop until she returned. I would of loved to stick an arrow in the back of the *** who thought he could steal my feathered children but I stayed.We heard an engine roar and then a car race away. By the time my sister got out with the gun the thief was gone. We stayed out and investigated, found some foot prints and such. I am hoping the thief doesnt return but if he does we will be more prepared. I have a feeling it could have been someone who knows where we live and that their are guinea keets. Will be speaking to the neighbor tomorrow and possibly considering getting a guard dog.