Hi Everyone - I have a few questions for you about our mysterious chicken: Our 5th hen came to us like magic last night. Our neighbor called and asked if we lost a chicken. After a head count - there were four - we started to wonder whose chicken was this? In our town, we are the only non-farm approved family with chickens. The two farm families with chickens in the 'hood have Old English, and the other have bantams. Our mystery chicken is a hen, petite, and a little redder than a Buff O. My guess is a Red Star. She even got a name, Cinnamon. Anyhow, we took her in and placed her in her own spot with food and water. At dusk, I went to check on her and get her settled for bed, but she was gone! I was so sad. Where did she go? I didn't know I was crazy for chickens until she disappeared. This morning, after my first sip of coffee (6:30am), there was a knock at our door. Our neighbor (a completely different one BTW), came over to ask us if we were missing a chicken. There she was - tucked under his arm. Yay, Cinnamon was back! She had spent the night outside and the neighbor found her in his backyard this morning. Now that she is back, we have her separated from the flock with food and water. She appears healthy - eating, drinking, pooping, scratching, and cooing. I called the animal control officer in case she is a run-away. Animal control thinks that she escaped the dinner table. (Meaning, she was purchased live for a fresh supper.) Here are my questions... Beyond establishing pecking order, what kind of issues should I be concerned about? Could she kill my flock? What are the chances that everything will be okay? Any insight is appreciated. Thanks!