- Sep 3, 2011
Frances seems to have adopted us. I believe she's an Australorp, and has been living in the woods behind our house (in rural Western Wisconsin). We've started feeding her and with winter coming on I'm worried about her. What should we do? It was suggested that we build a haven of hay bales and always have water for her. Should we confine her in a pen (she's certainly been able to keep away from predators so far). Would like to adopt another winter hardy hen for a companion. Good idea or bad? If so, should we get a mature hen at this time of year? This is all new to us so any help you can give is greatly appreciated! Thanks!