Our neighbors have seven children and raised four Aracauna hens two years ago. There are so many ticks in the area and Lyme disease is rampant. The hens were truly free range and over time all but one was killed. She's a beautiful bird, quiet and has kind of this tough survival thing about her. She would hang out with our guinea hen and they are fast friends. Unfortunately, we have an extremely unpleasant neighbor. If any animal steps foot on his property, he has a conniption. This in spite of the fact that he doesn't even spend his summers and most of his weekends here. Since we have labrador retrievers, any lab that he sees on his property must be ours. This in spite of the fact that there are probably twenty labs in the immediate area. He is, of all things, a high school counselor but is condescending and awful to women generally speaking. Three years ago I told him where to get off and he has been nice to me ever since. Today I got a call from the neighbor with the Aracauna. She was in tears and just kept saying that she had to find a new home for her hen. It was awful. He went after her because the hen was supposedly destroying his porch. His home is so rot ridden, it wouldn't surprise me if he demanded that they rebuild the thing - because of one chicken. Needless to say, we took her in a heartbeat and she is keeping our guinea hen Mo company. The kids were a wreck when they brought her over and I told them they could visit anytime. Not really a stretch since we have a standing agreement for paying them to do certain jobs around the property so they can come over whenever they like. This neighbor leaves for his beach house (which I can imagine is in horrible shape too) any day now that the school year has ended. Just who among us does he think would care enough to watch out for his house? I know I don't care. Some people are just too much.