I'm renting a home on Cape Cod and last week while I was putting together my potted veggies out of the woods came a Rhode Island Red hen. She was very friendly and let me pet her. She seemed very happy scratching and digging around my yard eating worms and bugs. The yard is mostly wood chips and pine needles and on the edge a medium sized wooded area. Someone close by has a rooster that I hear every morning I just don't know the exact location..so I thought she belonged to the same folks so I went about doing my planting and enjoying her company thinking she would go back to where she came from...5 days later she is still here..she roosts in the trees at the edge of the woods at night and seems quite happy following me around while I work in the yard, and seems to look for me at the back door when I come inside. As I only live at this rental home 6 mos a year I asked my neighbor if he knew where my new friend might belong....he was shocked at first and told me that he didn't know who had the rooster in the neighborhood but that my new friend was most likely a chicken that he had found while hiking on a nearby nature preserve that he brought home and was going to give away..but his golden retriever chased it around the yard until it ran into the woods past the range of the eletric dog fence...duhhhh???? Hence she ended up with me...Not sure what to do now? I gave her a bowl of water that sits a little lower than her beak..she is eating all day long a mix of bugs, worms...no eggs that I can tell and no loud clucking...do chickens like company? I'm not sure what to do but my neighbor has not come over yet to get her..and that makes me nervous too..I don't think I want him to have her back as he is ill prepared to take care of her...any suggestions? Can she stay until the end of summer..should I put a box out for her to lay her eggs? I can't take her with me when I move in October..I have read a ton of info about chickens it has been quite an enjoyable learning experience..I love animals and they seem to find me where ever I go..I just want to do what is best for this chicken..