I just picked up some 6 month old guinea last weekend and I want to get them acclimated to the new enviroment. They are in a small chicken coop right now and I can tell they want to roam free. I would like to let them out by next weekend, one at a time, so they don't all just take off. Im hoping they will kill some of the ticks around here. I have been pulling 10 a week off my dog who almost never leaves the porch. The person I got them from said a week should be enough, and they don't exactly have very big brains, so after a week they should realize the new surrounding is their home. How long should I make them stay in the coop for? I'm just trying to get them used to being fed by me. When released they will be free range, as I don't have a barn they can stay in at night. I am probably just dreaming thinking they will stick around or not get eaten. I live deep in the woods and there is multiple predators around from racoon and bear, to hawk and owls. So hopefully they will survive.