I have one guinea (the alpha), a flock of 5 hens, and another flock of 5 hens (adult layers rehomed to me) that will soon be out of quarantine. The guinea has always been kind of mean, but over the past several weeks, she has been getting meaner and meaner. She spends most of her time chasing the other hens away from any food they might encounter. I have started broadcasting food all over the yard so that the other hens can get a bite or two before she can chase them away. If I didn't feel sorry for the other hens it would be kind of funny watching her run like a crazy lady from one hen to the next trying to keep them from eating. My question is, when I am ready to integrate the new hens, can I keep the guinea cooped up for a week while the other hens work out their pecking order, and then turn her loose? The reason I ask is that I read that guineas can't stand being confined, and I don't want her to get sick or die or anything. I have no place where I can let her roam where she won't get at the other hens. She'll have to stay in the temporary coop I made for the 5 quarantined hens. Do you think it will be ok? I like the idea of her losing her place in the flock--maybe it'll take her down a few notches and she'll back off her aggression some.