I got a couple of guineas last year at a small animal swap I always wanted one, didn't know how loud they were, WOW! Anyhow, I love them. I come to rely on their calls, gives me more comfort than a guard dog. Anyhow, in the summer when my garden starts growing good, I usually pin up the chickens. Are my guineas going to eat my garden? Normally, everyone is out and about doing what they want but I can't afford to grow a huge garden to feed my birds in one day. I don't want to have to pin up my guineas but I need the garden more than I need them out.