I have a big Plymouth White Rock hen. She is very loving and clingy and is my only chicken. When she is put away in her coop (she is an outdoor chicken) she cries for a good ten minutes. She also follows me everywhere I go. She definantely needs a friend. Seattle laws forbid us from having more than 4 chickens, and I am already partially in ownership of a silkie bantam. That is, I am waiting for the owners to get back from vacation before I get it. So we've decided that we want a barred plymouth rock. But we only want one and chickens sell in sets of 7 or 8. So, how do I get just one chicken? Also, how severely can I break the 4-chicken law?