quick history: i have chickens...love having them! my hubby won't let me get too crazy in the chicken world, but he has mentioned guinea fowl to free range in our vineyard. They would be raised to be set out low maintainance birds...They would have a coop and be offered food and water, but for the most part he would want them to just run free and do a very low maintaince thing with them. (unlike our chickens) So here are my question: do they lay eggs like chickens (in the same place, daily, etc) are they edible eggs (worth collecting daily) are guinea fowl edible meat birds? what pros and cons are there to having them? can there be more then one male...or is it very similar to chicken roosters? can they learn to find their own food in nature? are they generally friendly or stand offish birds? are they loud? how difficult are hatching out their eggs in an incubator compared to chickens? Thanks for your answers.