...and since then, I've been fascinated! My family and I live in suburbia in Durham County, NC. We have a wooded lot with a fenced in backyard. I decided last year I would get 2 - 3 chicken hens this summer. That was until I heard about guineas. We have a terrible tick problem in the back and if all the research and testimonials are correct, it seems guineas can help. The question I have is about the keeping guineas in a smallish backyard with neighbors on either side. I am concerned both about noise and the guineas getting out. Is anyone else keeping guineas on a 1/3 acre lot? Your experience and advice on these matters is greatly appreciated!