as i compose this post, outside my door is a guinea hen who is driving us (mostly my husband...) CRAZY. background info here, we have three year-old lavender guineas, two hens and a cock. they're noisy, always have been, but generally fine. at least, once past their obnoxious adolescence, they settled in and were no louder than i would expect. BUT NOW, oh now. now the low-hen-on-totem-pole spends entire days BUCKWHEATing her little lungs out. it's not a predator alert, it's just incessant noise. she only shuts up if i yell and fuss at her, which works for a moment or two. does anyone, please oh please, have any ideas for me as far as calming her down? my DH has been threatening to catch her and drop her off somewhere far away for weeks now. and i have to say i kind of agree. not really. but for crying out loud! the only suggestion i saw online that seemed even to help was that you need more than three guineas. of course, we started with 7 keets, but there are serious endemic predator issues in our area, and these birds free range all day. and just try suggesting to DH that i need MORE guineas...cause then they'd be quieter! ha. ah, she just shut up for a minute. nope. there she goes again. HELP!