I acquired a groups of three week old keets in july this year. I kept them inside their coop until october, when i added on an outside fenced/enclosed run for them. Now they go in and out freely, and have done well. Three days ago, one bird managed to escape, and took up with 3 neighborhood guineas that are cohabiting in my barn and at their home too. The one escaped bird is pretty dumb..for lack of a better word. I kept her and the 3 adults locked in my barn for a few days....today was their first day out as a new flock. Tonight, At night, the 3 came into the barn , and the young one roosted on the ground outside her old pen. Will she be able to adjust her patterns, and the big question is, if i keep the other young birds in the coop until spiring, will they be in captivity TOO long to learn how to survive? I live in sw PA and its winter time here..the trees are bare and the raccoons are hungry... What to do? Let them out, and put them in my barn for a few months? At least in the barn they can learn how to fly and roost in the rafters... I don't know what steps to take, and i hope i didn't ruin them by keeping them in So, how much captivity is too much captivity?