I have 8 Royal Purple Guineas who are 14 weeks old today. They are housed with the bantam chickens that are 19 weeks old today. They are not free range because we have so many hawks. I wanted them to get big enough to have a chance against the hawks. Well the other day I noticed the Guineas are starting to pick on the chicken hens who they are way bigger than. So I decided to let them out with a rooster with them. So I guess my Guineas are pretty tame as far as Guineas go and I have had no problem letting them out for awhile and getting them back in the coop. We this morning I let them out of their house but they were still inside the open part of the coop. I could hear something going on out there. Looked like the Guineas were fighting with each other. The same way turkeys or roosters do. This was a first. I am sure I have some hens, not as positive about males. I am just figuring that all 8 of mine are not all hens. Anyway, I went out to check and they were beating acouple of the Guineas up. Some of the Guineas were hooking the neck of the other with their beaks and making them hide their heads. Poor things looked so sad but not injured. Is this just establishing a pecking order? Or is it males fighting for dominance? I do not think they had a pecking order before, they moved like a school of fish. Do I need to worry about them hurting each other? I have never seen them trying to mate with each other. 2 of my chicken roosters love the Guineas and jump on them all the time. I wondered if the roosters even know which are male and which are female,lol. Let me know what you think. One of the Guineas standing on my foot. The Guineas with their rooster heading back to the coop. Their colors are starting to come in. It is usually the Guineas idea to go back in the coop. I just open the door and herd the stragglers abit. Silly Orange cat! Their coop.