A friend of mine has only one chicken (how sad!) and he said I can have it. She is about a year (not laying). I currently have two hens, both under 1 year (but laying). Do you think it is wise to take this bird or should I get chicks instead? Also, not sure if it makes much difference, but I have an Ancona and a Plymouth Rock. the new bird would be a Rhode Island Red. Also, how long does it usually take for them to adjust? I'll be going out of town in a couple weeks for Thanksgiving and would hate to leave fighting hens behind. Thanks for any advice!