Hello all! A few days ago my son brought home a live chicken. It was very surprising since we live in a suburb of Detroit. It looks healthy and is very people friendly so I assume someone was taking good care of it until it got loose somehow. We couldn't locate the owner and since we've had her we already got 4 eggs! Now my wife wants to keep her but we want to make sure we take care of her properly. We have a nice closed in yard, good size for a city setting. I've ordered a chicken coop that I decided on after looking over reviews but I have some concerns before committing. I really would appreciate some general advice from those of you with experience. Right now I let her roam the yard during the day and secure her in the garage at night. This is temporary until the coop comes but I built a small wooden cage to keep her in because she would poop all over the garage. But she seems to hate the cage and is so eager to get out the garage every morning. She has a spot in the bushes where she's been laying her eggs, I tried to put the cage near the same spot with open door for shelter but she won't go in it. Today it rained and she didn't lay any eggs. So my concerns are the following: 1. Someone told us if she's alone she may die from loneliness? Is this possible? I try to check on her throughout the day, I'm worried about cats messing with her. 2. Cold weather: It get pretty cold here in SE Michigan and can get pretty windy but I have a good spot for her coop behind the garage that can help against the wind but not the cold. 3. The coup is not too big (see pic) but it has an area for her to be in and out. Is this enough or should I keep letting her roam the yard in the day like I have been and just put her in the coop at night? 4. I purchased some organic feed for her, I want to take care of her properly and give her good stuff so she can give us good eggs! Other than feed, is there specific items I should add to her diet regularly or once and a while? This is all I can think of at the moment so if anyone can answer these questions or contribute more of what I need to know I will appreciated it and I'm sure the chicken will too! I know there is probably a lot of answers throughout this site but I'm just looking for some starter/general advice while I do my homework. Thanks everyone in advance.