I got 2 guinea keets at the end of July. I started them off in the chicken coop in a room sectioned off from the big "chicken room". After about two weeks they were able to fly to the rafters and joined my chickens. They adopted a cross beaked blind cochin hen as their mom. They are with her all the time. They are still trying to burrow under her when they are scared even though they are bigger than she is. One of them managed to get out of the run today and it freaked out! I thought it was going to kill itself trying to get back in the fence. Will they ever want to go out on their own. I got them to eat my large Japanese beetle population (but I have secretly grown to like them). They eat, sleep and generally just hang out with my chickens and ducks. While I am glad they all get along, I would really like them to help out around the yard.