A hen wandered into my backyard a few days ago and I can't find the owner. According to the board of health I'm the only one licensed to own chickens in at least a 1 mile radius so I feel that I've done my best to find her owner and want to offer her up here. She's a nice brown/red hen which I think is a Rhode Island Red and she seems friendly. I was able to pick her up without a squabble. She laid an egg on the second day under my care so I'm positive it's a girl. I don't know her history so take at your own risk. She occasionally gasps and shakes her head, possibly indicative of a respiratory issue. Maybe the previous owner ditched her with me since quite a few people know I have chickens. My two barred rock hens that I raised from baby-size got very puffy and territorial around her so I don't want to try and introduce them. Thankfully my hens have always been healthy but at the same time that means I am not sure how to treat this orphaned one. She's being separately housed right now and fed/watered so I'll take care of her as long as I have to but hope someone who wants to start a flock or has a more docile flock will take her in so she won't be so lonely! Besides the occasional gasping/head shake, she seems to always be in good spirits, walks around a lot, lays eggs, and is easy to pick up. I called around local vets but nobody seems to take care of poultry, just dogs and cats. I'm going to keep doing my research to try and cure her of the gasping but fortunately it's infrequent. By the way, she doesn't seem to like dogs, or at least my dog (a buff mini poodle) She won't come with anything but about ten minutes away from my home is sweet meadow farms in Sherborn so you'll be able to pick up food, etc, from there. SHE IS NOT FOR EATING, ONLY TO A CARING/RESPONSIBLE HOME. PLEASE SHOW PHOTO OF WHERE YOU PLAN TO KEEP HER. PICK UP IN NATICK, MA.