Hello, I am new here from the Eastern Shore of MD. Have been reading here for the last couple of months and decided on signing up today. I have agreed to get a some chickens for eggs and something for my daughter to do. She is 12 right now and is very excited to get them. I am still undecided on the coop design right now and could probably use some suggestions. We have 10 acres of land and do have some predators around here. I have seen fox, racoons, skunks, and hawks. I would like to get around 5-8 hens and also would like to get a the same amount of guinea fowl. Can I keep them together in the same coop? I will probably do something more permanent with a run so they have a place to move around while we are at work and school. But when we are home I would let them free range so we can keep an eye on them. Sometimes we are gone for long weekends can they take care of themselves for a weekend as long as we have the food and water situation figured out? Thanks and I am sure there will be many more questions.