Hi all, I'm new to the forum I've had guineas for 3 years now (spring of 2008). I have taken (captured) the keets from 3 mamas and have them in a coop. 8 are young adults starting to turn blue on their heads and get waddles. 8 more are teens *first week of August*, and 10 of them are just a day old. The young adults have been in a wired coop and the older adults have been exposed to them daily. They like to 'posture' and get bossy with the little guys. I did have the teens out with the young adults but today it was noticed that the teens were getting beat up pretty bad. I had to move them into the coop with the babies. I opened the door to the outdoor coop and let the young adults out. They flew over to the older guys and all 5 ran at them and grabbed tail feathers and were just nasty. Like when two of the cocks are fighting. Now...it's been awhile since I had to integrate young adults with older adults and I don't remember how it went exactly. I know there was some bickering and I had one cock that was just nasty and ran off 3 others at mating season.... I just don't know for sure if this is ok. What is considered 'out to kill' and what is considered 'establishing dominance'. Should I just let them out and let them deal with it? I mean they are about 2 months old (?), just a little smaller than the older adults. Or does the tail/feather grabbing and spinning in circles...running down, sound like it's a guinea out for blood? Do you think they will be relentless and kill the youngsters? I seriously cannot remember what I've done before! But then again I only had hens by the time I replenished the ranks! Thanks all!