What is the fewest number of chickens possible for a backyard flock? Would one chicken be happy alone? I'm looking more for a pet and bug eater than a meat or egg chicken. I'm thinking of rescuing rather than raising from chick. Do these chickens bond well with humans? Will a chicken "free range" well in a tiny fenced backyard (just a little larger than the average condo backyard), or will she escape? Do I need to clip wings? I would definitely invest in a small coop for nighttime, but I don't want to build a covered enclosure. What breed of chicken would you guys recommend for a small situation like this? Bantam? Is there a breed of chicken where the rooster is a "minimum crower?" I live in an area where rats are an ongoing problem. Is this just a bad idea from the start?