A few weeks ago a guinea just showed up in our yard. He/she had visited the neighbors, but has decided to stay with us. We are in NH and winter is coming. Currently, he free ranges and roosts in the tree next to our house. We haven't kept fowl before and really don't have any idea what his/her needs are. He's been eating bugs(yay!), making friends with his reflection in our cars, front door, etc...So, thank goodness I found this site! I'm headed to the feed store to get some turkey feed for him today since the bugs are starting to decline. What other needs does he have? 1. Does he need friends? 2. Does he need a coop/house/enclosure for the winters here? Snow, ice, storms, temps from 40 to -20. 3. What should I be looking for in terms of sickness, mites, etc...? Thanks so much!!! He is such a funny little critter! I watched him chase a snake out of the yard last week and yesterday he got sick of the dog being curious and chased our 60 boxer!! it was hilarious!!