Hello- and thanks in advance for any advice. I had 2 hens (I ordered four chicks, and ended up with 2 hens, but that's another story...) until this afternoon. This weekend, I expanded their run (from 4x12 full encolsure to an oddly-shaped wedge of roughly 80 square feet). The new section is roofless, with about 5 foot high welded-wire fence. The girls free-range in the fenced backyard (4 ft wooden fence) pretty frequently, and have never tried to fly over the fence. Apparently, the temptation to reach the rest of the yard was too great today...Ruby apparently flew out of the run into our fenced backyard, and my best friend's dog got her. I closed off the new roofless section for now, keeping Diamond in the fully enclosed 4x12 run, and plan on giving the expansion a chicken wire roof in the next few days to prevent future tragedies. My question...can Diamond be an only hen for a while? We have already ordered more chicks to be shipped in early June. Do I need to rehome her? or try to quickly find a hen to be her buddy? Or will she be ok until the new batch of chicks is ready to move in with her? Everything I've read has talked about how chickens are flock animals and don't function well as individuals. I don't want to give her away, but I will if I need to.