I haven't been here in a long time because I haven't had a flock of chickens in over a year. My husband and I use to live in a home with a lot of land and we had a flock of egg layers and I so enjoyed having chickens. We moved to a smaller home and do not have as much land. Anyway, my daughter came home yesterday carrying a polish crested bantam that she rescued from the middle of a busy street. We live in an area where many people have chickens so we went back to where she found the bird and knocked on all the doors. I was surprised that no one knew who the bird belonged to. We then drove to a local farmer to see if he could assist us. We rang the bell of his home only to see him peering out the window and he refused to come to the door. I assumed that we are not the first to show up holding a creature that is lost. Long story short the docile, friendly, beautiful chicken is now at our home. She is safe and comfortable in a pretend hutch made from an old dog crate. We made a family decision that she can stay and we are picking up a hutch for her today. We decided no matter how small our new home and property is, there is still plenty of room and love for her. This little chicken hit the jackpot, the daughter that found her is in school for Veterinary Technology. Our family LOVES all animals. My biggest concern is that I know chickens are flock creatures. I located a polish crested breeder about 2 hours away and I have an appt to go there this Friday and pick up another bird. Part of me would like to just keep the one bird we found. She loves my daughter and is really more of a pet. The experienced chicken keeper in my says she must have at least one other bird with her. Any input here? Has anyone ever kept just one ornamental bird? We got our first egg from her yesterday and she certainly seems happy. I am reading everything I can about this breed so I know how to care for her. Any positive input would be appreciated.