Hello! I am new here and I have a question, go figure We have a rooster that literally showed up in our yard about four years ago. We don't know where he came from - probably either dumped off or escaped or wandered off or something. Either way, he decided he liked it here and has slowly wriggled himself into our hearts. He wanders around our yard, we feed him, he hangs out in an old unused dog house and sleeps at night in a pine tree. This summer he got very friendly with us, we can now pet and hold him and he will eat out of our hands. We call him Kevin, he is very handsome, and we intend to take care of him the best we can (trying to learn!) and see he has a good life as our dear pet. We were worried about him living outdoors through another winter and the dangers that presents, so we converted a stall in our unused stable into a coop for him. We'd like to make him an enclosed run, as well - that is in the works. As social as he is, and as much time as he spent sitting on the porch with us these past several months, I am concerned he is going to get very lonely out there. My idea was to "adopt" an older hen, perhaps one that is no longer laying and someone may want a "retirement" home for her - do folks ever do this? Where would I go about finding such a thing? Are there chicken rescues? Is it likely they would get along? What would I do with the poor hen if they didn't get along? I think it would not be possible for us to house them seperately, but I would obviously feel responsible for the hen once we took her. Maybe I need to look for a foster to adopt situation (LOL). Can anyone give me some advice please? We are located in SWPA, Washington County.