Last summer me and my husbaND were playing cards in our backyard when I looked up and noticed a chicken in our tree! I was a little startled and confused at first but being the animal lover I am I wanted to befriend her. Long story short it was that girl who inspired me to have my own. Since last year it has become quite aparent that her owner (our neighbor) doesn't care one bit about her, doesn't feed or water her or acknowledge her. Meanwhile she goes from yard to yard, risking her life for food, water, and companionship. It is truly heartbreaking. Fast forward to today. I am the proud new mama of 6 beautiful girls (I pray). I have 3 orpington and 3 easter eggers. We got them when they were a day old and they are very affectionate. They are 8 weeks old and out in their new safe and enclosed coop. The neighbor bird who I named Stevie is a beautiful although malnourished Rhode Island Red. I am guessing she has to be at least 2 years old. She is here everyday, hanging out on top of the runs and has tried to get in on several occasions. It is SO sad. My question is this. Can I adopt her and somehow incorporate her in with my girls? And if so how? My girls safety and happiness is my primary concern. Any help would be greatly appreciated.