Here's the background: I have a lone production red that is almost nine weeks. Right now I have her separated and in my house because the other five picked on her mercilessly and left her bloody. All her other hatchmates have been successfully integrated with my bigger ladies (6 aged 15 weeks, 6 aged 12 weeks). I am now left with a very lonely chick that I need to re-home. We were going to make her a house chicken but because of the dogs and little children she would need to be caged somehow. I don't want that for her. To try to integrate her now would be a death sentence. Yesterday we responded to a Craigslist post looking for chickens. It happens to be right up the street from us and there is a promise of free range and that they don't want them for food. The response today was to just bring her by and put her in his barn. He said she will hide at first but will ultimately be fine. All I can think of is how frightened she will be and it's breaking my heart. I guess I would just like some reassurance that this is my best option. Please let me know what you think and please be gentle. I'm fragile.