I have a female guinea sitting on a pile of eggs in my hen house...*IF* these eggs hatch there is no way the chicks will be able to follow their mother in and out of the hen house as it is about 3 feet up off the ground. (Our weather is subtropical and we get a serious rainy season...so we built the house well up off the ground for that reason.) I was planning on putting the chicks inside a brooder inside the hen house with access for mom if she chooses to stay with them. I don't want a super flock of guineas so I was thinking about putting the chicks in the freezer when they were old enough. Does anyone out there raise guineas for meat...and if so can you tell me when is the best time to do the deed?