A friend's mother moved into a house about a mile from me. The house next door has been trashed and abandoned. She noticed 5 hens and a roo wandering around. They've just been left behind. I took them some food today, but I'm not sure what else to do. I tried to get close to them and the roo attacked me. I've got my own flock (but I'm new to this - only had mine about 7 months). I would consider rescuing them, but I really can't have an aggressive roo here. I have little kids and other pets. And that roo won't let me get anywhere near the hens. They look to be RIRs. The roo doesn't look in too bad of shape, but the hens have a lot of feathers missing (molt? neglect?) I can't see any type of coop or shelter. Amidst the trash, they can get under the deck for shelter, but that's all I could see. My friend's mom is getting nowhere with animal control or the board of health. The house has a realty sign on it currently, but I don't know how long it's been there. I'm in the corner of MA where CT meets RI if anyone wants to help me! I can't spend a ton of time over there as I have my own family and farm to take care of. But I feel so sad for them. It's so cold out at night! Friend's mom is going to feed/water once daily until we can (hopefully!) get someone to help. Any advice on what else I can do to help these poor things?