Someone brought me 2 chickens yesterday - to keep or hold until the person was more settled. I showed her I only really had room for my 4. She said I could keep them anyway. They would roost in a tree, and after all, my ducks usually sleep in the fenced yard and have not yet been nabbed by a predator. Then, when I looked closer, they appeared to have sand in their eyes. One had toes that appeared to have been broken on 2 feet and did not heal correctly. I told her that looking at that chicken would make me feel sad. Also, my biggest concern was that taking in these strange chickens might spread disease to my own small flock - that I had already decided not to increase. Still, I feel guilty because I think these chickens would have been very happy in my yard.