My name is Marie, I'm 56, retired & my hubby is also retired. We live on his grandad's retired farmland. we bought 54 acres of the land. We have 1 black hen left from a straight run of 6 hatchlings this past June28. A fox has systematically carried off the others.:: Yes, we're not the best caretakers. The door to the pen was left open each time a bird was taken.: NOW hubby agrees that I am allowed to be in charge of the chickens & their bedtime routines. A friend-of -a friend is willing to give me a roo. They both hate to know my hen is alone. My problem: my hen is claustrophobic, will not rest in the coop/run. She wants to be free. She roots in a pine tree above the coop. SHOULD I TRY MORE CHICKENS? yes, they will be confined. Are short(3-4 hours) Daily outings OK?