I am putting three 6 week old production red chicks in with 3 year old Guinea Fowl - today is the day. The chicks are still in a rabbit hutch, but after cleaning the coop out today (while the Guinea's were out terrorizing the bugs in the yard) and putting down deep fresh pine shavings, I left the hutch with the chicks in the coop. My questions are: In a few days when the Guinea's are more used to the chicks and I let the chicks out of the rabbit hutch do I keep giving the chicks the medicated crumble they are eating now = or can I just let them eat the higher protein Turkey grower that the Guinea's eat. If I keep giving the chicks the medicated crumble and if the guineas eat some of it also - is this a problem since we collect and eat the guinea eggs. Does anyone have any suggestions as to when we can let the new chicks out of the coop to free range - and do you think they will follow the guinea's or will chicks just stay near the coop. When we got the guineas we had to keep them in the coop for 6 weeks so that they would know it was home (they are VERY thick headed birds) are chicken chicks the same - or will these little guys just know to come back home by themselves? Anyone have any other suggestions - I would appreciate any and all advice.