So without going into it all I will have a small banty hen in the next hour or so. We had talked of having chickens for quite awhile and were in the planning stages when this situation occurred. We do not have a coop. we have nothing infact because it was all so unexpected. To make this more crazy my husband had to leave for work and won't be home till tomorrow evening. My question is (and yes I know this sounds crazy!) I have a small/medium sized plastic dog crate. Can I keep her in this for the next 24 hours? She is quite small. I really don't know what else I could safely keep her in until hubby gets home and can put his handy tool man skills to use. If so...what would be suitable for the bottom of it to keep her warm and happy...hay, straw, shredded newspaper? This is an emergency abandonment situation or I would never be in this situation. Any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated!