Hi BYC Buddies. So, I have 5 guineas - about 6 weeks old. We raised them with a few turkeys and some chicks. They are all feathered in - and our run is completed - almost. My question is: Should we put a cover/top on the run so the guineas can't fly out? They are still pretty small, so I'm concerned that in the first few times out they will fly away and either not be able to find their way back, or become a snack for the never-ending variety of varmints. My neighbor that talked us into getting them told my DH that the top on the run is a waste of time and money because "they know where their home is". I don't want to waste time or money - but I don't want to lose any of my babies either. Am I just being paranoid? I want them to free range eventually - but not until they know the area, where they are supposed to roost, and are big enough to fly away. What's your take? Waste of time and money? Being too paranoid? We have already made the design - the run is 20 feet long by 10 feet wide, and we are building a wire covered "roof". Basically, we have built frames, put hinges between them, tacked wire to the frames, and we can attach the frames to the top of the fence. Then, when they are a little older, we can take it down, fold it up, and store it in the rafters in our barn.