I have 7 guineas that are just about all feathered out (with the black & white feathers). They were just a few days old when I bought them on 7/1/09. So that would be about 9 weeks old, I guess. They are in the chicken coop & run with my 14 chickens. They are all doing well and getting along. Now that they are older, I'm thinking of letting them out in the yard. They only thing I know about these birds is: they're crazy! I live in very heavy woods with lots of predators so I don't want them to roost in trees. I have them mainly because they are great egg layers- I want the eggs and meat if they populate well. I'm going to only feed at the hen house, so hopefully they'll get the idea that's where to go at night. I'm thinking of building a pole roost by the hen house and would like for them to roost there everynight. Do you clip thier wings? Winter is coming, should I wait until Spring to let them out? I have no idea what to do with Guineas. How do I keep these wild acting birds safe?