Okay, so I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me. Me and my boyfriend have had two chickens for about a year. We got both at the same time when they were only a few days old, and the've grown up together all this time. They have a coop/run that they'll go into at night and we lock them in once it gets dark, but they generally just roam around our backyard during the day. Unfortunately one of my girls was snatched by a raccoon a few days ago. We were outside within seconds and the raccoon ran, but it was too late for my Wyandotte. She is now buried in my front yard. Now I think my Australorp is absolutely devastated. I don't really know much about Chicken psychology and behavior other than what I've observed but it seems to me that she's been searching for her friend/sister ever since and is loudly complaining/yelling for her! We found someone in our county who was willing to sell us a 4 month old Dominique, so our Australorp could have a companion again, but I just wanted to hear some input on what to do in order to have a smooth introduction. Has anyone ever gone through this? I've looked through the site, but all of the posts are generally about introducing one or more chickens into a flock, but these are just two single hens. Is there a difference? Any advice would be appreciated.