First of all, I know nothing about guineas except that my grandma had them when I was a kid. They slept in the trees and were noisy LOL. I have been thinking about getting some for our place to use as alarms and just because I like watching goofy animals. They will free range, and we have a large barn they can roost up in. After reading on here it seems there are several different kinds of guinea? The ones I remember as a kid were grayish with spots. I've seen them at the local swaps and they seem to be the same as I remember. A friend of my parents tried to give me some keets awhile back. I think she said they were blue? She acted like they were "special"? I dunno. At the time I didn't want guineas so I didn't pay attention LOL.Should I be looking for a specific breed? I don't need anything fancy. Should I buy adult birds or keets? There are some month old keets for sale locally and adult birds are fairly easy to come by locally as well. I ask because I read that adult birds like to run off, which I don't want. Can the month old birds can fly enough to roost, or will they have to be penned up? And finally, how many should I get? It seems whenever I see guineas there are several in a group? Just curious to what seemed to be a good number to keep them happy. Thank you for any info.