I started out with 4, lost one to an impacted crop and 1 to a fox. That left me 2. Yesterday we had a ferocious thunderstorm come through while I was at work, and when I came home, I noticed that the fence to the chicken pen had been blown over (the wind actually broke one of the wooden posts). Both chickens were nowhere to be found, and being almost 9PM, I just gave up after a brief search. About 6AM this morning, I hear Gertie out there calling, so I go running out and there she is, no worse for the wear! But no sign of Milly..... they seemed like such social critters. My nieghbor has a bunch of 1 year old Barred Rocks. Gertie is black (not Barred Rock, I really don't know her variety), but she is 3 years old. Still gives me an egg each day! Will she do OK on her own? Would you try adding more to the mix? I'm kind of up in the air right now between finding a new home for Gertie, or trying to add more. She had done a lot of calling and squawking today, I can't tell if she's sad or just calling for Milly. What would you do?