Remember this post where we introduced the newly hatched baby guineas? They are now seven weeks old and getting bigger every day!
We left them enclosed in this brooder for the first six weeks, then let them out to explore the bigger enclosed area. We will keep them in here until they are fully grown then let them have access to an enclosed outdoor run. Then, when they reach six months of age, we will set them free (like we did with our first batch of guineas).
Keeping them confined for the first six months helps them to realize this is their home base so they will return each night. Our other guineas did really well with this method so hopefully their babies will follow suit.
They are starting to find their voices and get loud! Of course it will only get worse as time goes on, but we're hoping they won't be as loud as the others were in the beginning. Only time will tell!