I have 5 Buff Orp girls that are the light of my life (well close to it) I just saw on freecycle a Plymoth Rock that has been eating other chickens eggs, needs to be re-homed. She is 1 1/2 yrs old, mine are 14 months. Would I just be taking on someone elses problem or would being the new girl on the block take cre of that? Would it stress my girls out to introduce a new hen? Mine are layers/pets, and I really would not do anything to upset them, too much. I mean today they didn't even get free range time, and they were pretty upset about THAT. (I had to have my brother at the hospital at 8 am for a biopsy and them come to work) They are in a converted dog run, 10 x 20, with a good size coop, so I don't think they would be too crowded. I am waiting to hear from the woman, if the hen has been handled much, mine are pets/pests/ lap chickens. Maybe it has been taken already. Where is the smiley with the HELP sign???