Gabby's 'man' left this morning to live with another group of gals and she is so unhappy. They were from the same hatch and she always seemed to depend on him in a chicken kind of way. He turned out to be a very people-aggressive roo and it's taken a while, but I actually found a home for him. (he was headed for freezer camp) But now I have a very unhappy hen....the other hen doesn't seem to notice so much. I don't think I'll let them free range for a couple days. I hope she'll be ok without him. I've seen her stand somewhere, like a statue, making a wee noise until he'd come running and crowing to her .... then she would calmly walk with him. He is my avatar and I already miss him too. If we didn't have grandkids and neighbor kids to worry about, I think we would have put up with it (okay, not according to DH since he's the one getting flogged). I'm gonna go cry with Gabby girl now ps...if anyone has advice about helping her adjust, please let me know.