Our neighbors (we live in a small downtown neighborhood) have one chicken. The daughter got it as a chick from a family member to raise. It's now probably 4-5 months old. The problem is that though they have taken care of it - it looks healthy and is friendly - it is alone. And living in a cardboard box on their front porch. They said they wanted to get a cage for it but can't afford it. So I offered to take the hen and absorb it into our flock of 7. It could still be 'their' hen but it would have a happier life living with other chickens. We have a pretty nice setup for our hens and we would be happy to have it. We didn't want to hurt their feelings but they don't have proper watering (each time we've seen it, there's a small tipped over empty water cup) and it's inside this box with tarp on it. There is a language barrier - the parents don't speak much English so the daughter is translating. I think they wouldn't mind giving it to us but it's become sort of a pet but now that it's grown they aren't sure what to do with it. Keeping our fingers crossed! We don't want to keep bugging them but it is killing me to think of this chicken in the box. It has holes in it and they made it a roost out of a branch but still. Anyway, just venting. And we'll keep trying. I guess there's chickens that have it worse off than this one.