OK...so I never thought I'd own a chicken, but one found me last week and I'm just endeared by her. Thank you everyone here for helping. They are very efficient critters. She follows me like a dog when I go out with a cup of fresh cut greens She'll even run after me...lol, but I'm really wowed at how friendly she is. I just found out her breed. She is a red star. At first, New Hampshire was suggested, but further investigation has proved otherwise. Her egg laying capacity fits and so do the blond streaks that run through the red of her neck. I just ordered a black star pullet due to arrive in early July to accompany her and get more eggs. This is the greatest. This is very economically healthy considering bird flu and factory farming. I'm starting to get an itch to do something about city ordinances that are against keeping chickens...or at least hens. Roosters I can understand, but the demand for factory eggs would plummet if more people had legal access in keeping hens, thus less hens living in torturous squallar for their eggs. I'm OK here where I live when it comes to keeping hens, but there's so many people who are deprived of a very sound way of providing an important and very healthy food item. Even just two of these hens for a family of three pays off well. Thought I'd share. I love my Chickie and tomorrow I'll have my first Chickie egg meal BTW...are hens easy to introduce to each other? Any precautions I should take when the black star arrives? I'm guessing Chickie is still young given the one egg per day ratio she's been putting out. Thanks for the help.