Hi everyone! I'm new to all this, and have been mostly posting over in the Peafowl section. However, I am getting guineas as well as the peafowl next spring/summer, and am still doing my research! This is a rather different question than the typical 'how old to free range' question. My job requires long hours (10-12 hr shifts), and I do want to free range the guineas during the day. But with a full time job, how do you manage this? Do you let them out before you leave in the morning, when it is still dark (aka winter) and hope that nothing will get them? Do you wait until you get off work when it's already dark and let them out for a little bit before putting them back? Do they just stay cooped up in the wintertime? Granted, this is more of a question during the shorter sunlight hours, but on the days that I work longer, how do I ensure that the kiddos get time to forage? Any and all input is welcomed!