Is it ok to raise only 1 chicken? It seems as if all the suggestions on the website assume you are going to raise at least two chickens, so are there any problems with raising just one? And, assuming it's ok to raise just one chicken, is it ok to have a chicken coop / pen / run that isn't totally enclosed? What I mean is, can part of the coop have no roof above it? The only reason I could consider for the answer to this question being no is because of predators, but none of the predators on the predators page live in my area (S. Jersey). Obviously I have never raised chickens, so if you could give me any other tips they would be greatly appreciated. My main intention is to use this as a great learning experience. I'm curious as to what it would feel like to raise a chicken, newly hatched, all the way up to its maturity. Again, please answer my first two questions plus any other hints you have.