i never thought about keeping guinea, because some i worked with at the zoo put me off... but over time ive realized it was simply a lack of knoweledge on my part... see id never been around guiea before and then they told me there 'just like chickens" and they are realy not. now i have a better understanding of them in thinking they might be a good addition to my homestead...when i get it... the house im looking at is 2 1/2 acres with an ant problem (looks to be sugar ants rather then fire, but im nto 100% certain as i didnt get close enough to realy check lol) and im told guinea love ants theres a shelter on the back of the garage that i was thinking if i could partition it off a little (the entire shelter back there is about 8 x 30, so i was thinking of giving them 8 x 10) as a "coop" and eventually letting them free range (obvioulsy not untill there used to "home") do you think 6 keets would be enough to rid the ants and control the other bugs on 2 1/2 acres or should i get more? ill also be raising some chickens in tractors so dont want to overwhelm the property, i want ant decimation and general bug control rather than total isnect decimation lol. i was also wondering if anyone had any luck "training" thier keets, im not sure if id feel ok with leaving them loose overnight so was wondering if they can be conditioned to come to a bell or similar, i was thining of ringing a little bell every time i give food, in hopes the adults will know bell means treats and i can put those treats in the guinea coop each evening then lock them in for bed... id love one day in the far distant future to also add a pair of peafowl, would they be able to live with the guinea assuming enough room?!