So I have read so many different opinions on how you should release Guinea hens. The ones I will be getting are about a year. I did not intend on locking them up which depending on responses I may change my mind. At the moment I have about 30+free range chickens and they have a coop and I have 8 ducks at the moment and i have been having a horrible problems with ticks. We live in the country not many neighbors probably why I have a few roosters in my flock. But until today with my reading I had just planned on releasing them on the property near the rest of the birds and let them go where they feel comfortable. I mean they have the duck house the chicken coop even the horse and goat barn that they could go to. We are on 20ac but using 10ac for the farm, any advice?? Should I lock them in the duck house?