Hello Forum, Im new here as well as new to raising chickens so I need lots of advice. First I have ordered my peeps and keets for a late March delivery. The chickens are a hatchery variety Pullet mix (12 total) plus one Rooster. The Guineas are Pearl (12 Total.) The chickens are for Eggs and Entertainment and the Guineas are for Pest Control as well as Entertainment. My questions are as follows. 1. Can I raise the Guineas and Chickens together? 2. I would like to free range the Guineas can I still keep them in the same coop together? 3. My Neighbor has a flock of Guineas and his coop is about ¼ mile away, will the two flocks merge into one? 4. Will a mix breed flock like I have ordered be without any special problems? Or should I have ordered only one breed? 5. What breed Rooster should I ask for? 6. Last but not least how do I train my Ausi-Shep-Blu-Heeler Mix Dog to guard and not eat the chickens? Thanks ever so much for any help. Ed S.