Last October I was in my garage getting my van ready for a road trip. My youngest was cleaning the front windshield and wanted to know how to turn the turn signal on. In my head in I was wondering why she wanted to know, and why she was making soft prepping noises. I turned to ask her and found myself looking at a young hen. That was it, we now have a bantam hen living in a pen in our living room. A few weeks ago, Gurtrude was looking in a mirror and making sad chicken noises at her reflection. She would fall asleep, then wake up to make some the other chicken was still there. There is now a bantam cochin nugget named Lizbeth splitting her time between the living room and my daughter's room. When she's big enough, she will move in with Gurtrude. Door now, Lizbeth's daytime cage is near Gurtrude's pen so they can be used to each other and intros will hopefully go smoother. And that's how we ended up with 2 house chickens.