Hi all, i'm relatively new to raising chickens... here goes: My dog managed to force her way out of the kennel fence... and killed 2 out of the 3 chickens in my little flock. I'm keeping the surviving chicken indoors for the time being, but she often cries out loud (there's a distinctly distressing sound to it), especially right after i leave her alone. She's a little over 6 weeks old now, and I'm supposed to stop feeding her the chick starter diet and switch to the pullet thing... I'm a bit hesitant to buy new chicks, because if i do, I need a separate feed tray for starter feed and another for the pullet. And I need to keep the chickens from eating the wrong feed. So it boils down to this: Either get new chicks and find a way to keep their feed separate from the older chicken, or, let the older chicken alone? This is where you guys come in.. Will a chicken cope well with the solitude of being the only chicken in the house? Do 6-week-old single chickens cope well with 1-day-old chicks? My concern here is that the chicken is still in its teens - so i don't know if she'll act like a mom or like an elder sister to the chicks? I've done some searching on the net but there doesn't seem the be many cases like this one... Any help or advice much appreciated!