Three and a half years ago, we bought two Barred Rock chicks. They lived in a coop outside, were very healthy. In October, one of them died (don't know why). Now we have one chicken, and can't get any more. Child who takes care of them is going to college, and we can't manage new ones. The remaining chicken is healthy, lays 3-5 eggs each week, and behaves much as she always did. But I'm worried that she's lonely. A nearby friend has some hens, and has offered to take her. I love the chicken (and her eggs) and don't want her to go away, but wonder if it would be better for her. She's always been pretty crabby and I'm afraid she won't like the other chickens (or they won't like her). She's never been around any other chickens except the one that died. Would a new home be a strain on the old girl, or would it be better for her?