While I was away at school, I had a friend taking care of my hens for me. There were three hens total, and unfortunately my friend didn't notice a predator had began to work at the chicken wire, eventually ripping a hole big enough to enter the coop. Two of the hens were eaten by the predator, but luckily one remained alive and unscathed. My question now is how should I deal with the remaining hen? Are hens very social, needing immediate companionship or can I wait until the Spring when the weather would be more conducive to raising chicks? Also, when I incorporate the new hens should I have them be around the same age or does that not matter? Also, any other tips to help in keeping my remaining hen healthy and happy? Thanks for all of your help.