Hi! I am new to this forum as a "poster" but I have read and utilized the many ideas when we built our "Guinea House" after the surviving chicks were ready to leave their brooder! (the "house" is a two level 4 ft by 8 ft house with solid walls (with ventilation and mesh "windows") on the second level and chicken mesh on the bottom level)... We have four Guineas that survived to make it to the "House" from the initial 10 eggs we incubated . The egss were from the wild Guineas that roost in our tree at night. They are terrible caretakers and kept leaving their eggs to the racoons/snakes. The chicks were born in early July and are now about 4 months old. They are healthy and active...but we are worried that when we let them out of their "house" they will fly away! OR will they not be able to fly at all and get attacked by predators? Also, the wild Guineas (there are 6) still hang out..will they "scare" the younger ones away? Will our raised Guineas take off and never come back once we release them? How far will they wander off? Since they haven't any experience, will they be easy prey? Are all of these fears unfounded?! When is the best time to release them?...do we just open the upper and lower doors of their "house" and leave the doors open so they can go and come back as they please? Sorry-so many questions! We can't believe we were able to raise 4 healthy guinease to this point and we hate to lose them! But, we know they need to roam! We want them to roam and eat the pests next spring! We live in central texas so the weather doesn't get too terrible here.