I first tried to hatch my own guinea keets in my little giant incubator. Well I had humidity issues but I did manage to hatch 3 out of 12 guineas. Only one ended up making it because I think my kids tried to play with them and they got away. I have learned that guinea keets are much, much faster than baby chicks. When I was moving them to a larger brooder I learned that when one of them jumped out of my hands. I thought we would never catch it. Anyways I couldn't have one lone guinea so I found a local lady selling newborn keets and she also had some 4 week olds. I bought th 4 week old keets (8 of them). Well I have a chicken coop with my 4 month old standard sized chickens in it. I leave their gate open and they put themselves to bed and get up early in the morning to free range. I don't shut the gate and so far (knock on wood) I haven't had any trouble with predators getting them at night. This is what I want my guineas to do eventually. Free range and then come to roost with my chickens in the coop. I was afraid to put them with my big chickens right off because they would have picked on them. I put the guineas in my chicken tractor with my silkies. The silkies are so calm and docile that they don't pick on the young guineas at all. I have had the guineas for a week now in the silkie pen. How should I do this? Do I need to build a small pen inside of my large chicken coop and move the guineas over there? I read that you have to keep them penned up for at least 6 weeks on your property or they will leave. I can't leave them in with my silkies for 6 weeks because there is not enough room and I want them to think of the big coop as home. So I am thinking build a temporary pen in the corner of the chicken coop and let them become accustomed to that spot for 6 weeks. Then what do I do? Just open the door to their small pen and let them start exploring? Someone told me they did that and they all ran away. I really want to have guineas. I have a variety of colors too. Pearl, Pied, and brown. I hope they won't leave. Also, I have one pied guinea that "sings" I was told that only the females do that (ka chonk, ka chonk, ka chonk). So does this mean that I only have ONE Female? I hope not! Any guinea advise would be appreciated.