Stories of a geek transplanted to a farm (by choice).
I'm glad your flock has returned, though will you ever be able to tame them now?
Guineas are extreme flocking birds. If you begin by letting about 1/2 of them out, they will stay near the pen and re-enter it a night to rejoin their companions. After a few nights of this, they will tend to go in by themselves each night. The trick is to keep the pen closed (during this training period) until the ones you have left inside roost for the night, then open the door for the wandering guineas. It's all in the timing, but it ends up working (at least for our Arkansas guineas, which may behave differently from your Missouri guineas).
once we let out the guineas we had, they never went back in the pen. They just started roosting in the barn near the chicken coop. It was much higher up, so I guess they felt safer there?
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