I adopted a chick from someone recently. She showed up in their backyard 3 weeks prior and they had asked all their neighbors with no one knowing who it belonged to. They fed her chick food and everything but decided they didn't know anything about chickens so they didn't want to keep her. Now I have her due to their "Free Chicken" posting on Craigslist. I understand that she's probably been in a bit of stress lately with being jumbled around from wherever she came from to the Craigslist people to me...but I hold her everyday even though she fights me, I give her treats (good healthy ones only) and she has LOTS of fresh clean food and water. I think she's about 6-10 weeks maybe older. She's a barred rock and has a comb but it's light orange not red (nutrition?), she is larger than my 21 wk bantams but about half size than my 21 wk standards. She doesn't seem to be able to fly. And she thinks I'm a big cat or something with yummy worms for toes. I'll keep loving on her to see if she comes around, but what do you think? Too much stress still, or will she always be a meanie?