I may be loosing one of two remaining chickens. She's been molting since September but was moving really slowly today. She just looks like she doesn't feel well. If she dies I'll have one chicken all by herself. Given the time of year I seriously doubt I'll find a buddy or buddies for the single chicken. If we decide to get more chickens in the spring, it'll take two months to get them up to size to be in with the single girl. So, my question is, what would you do if you faced the possibility only having one chicken? Would it be a good idea to keep her by herself or give her away and start over again in the spring? On a side note...is it possible to get a "bad batch" of opringtons? I ask because the orpington flock mate to the sick girl died several weeks ago.