I received three Guinea's in May who are 1 year old this month, 2 females and one male. I have had them in lockdown in their own pen and was told to leave them in there for at least three months for them to acclimate to where they now live. They are used to being with chickens as the woman who they came from had them with hers. I had them with mine for a short while and then I got 12 baby chicks so had to move things around. They fit right in with the chickens and there were no problems,they actually seemed to like them very much. Now, I was in my feed store yesterday and heard a woman talking about Guinea's so we started chatting. She said she has about 30 of them. Anyway she told me that no matter how long I keep them in that pen as soon as I let them out they are going to take off, that you have to get them as keets.Is this in fact true and am I going through all this extra work for nothing?????