Well, a dog happened to my flock...it dug under the daytime pen & wiped out all but one of my pullets. Just for fun. Sick doesn't begin to describe how I feel. Only Sugar, a 10 week old(approx.) Barred Rock, remains. You could tell she was distraught & lonely. She was very noisey, she would call out alot & just sit around.....I felt I needed to find her a distraction. I tried to find a few more younger pullets. No luck. I looked everywhere, found tons of young roos & ducks for sale but that's it. So, my son's friend gave us 2 of her Spring2012 Naked Neck hens to keep her company. The NNs are already laying, tho they haven't produced an egg since they got here. They are huge compared to Sugar! Twice her size. I'm not a big fan of the breed but......clearly, beggars can't be choosers this time of year. Sugar is SO happy! The NNs not so much. I keep them all separated b/c the two NNs wanted to be stay together constantly. They can all see each other & interact thru the wire, occasionally the NNs peck at Sugar & scare the heck out of her. But you can tell she loves having them there. I purposely picked the two smallest NNs from the friend's flock of ten....she had 9 hens & one freakin' enormous roo......her flock is a battle hardened lot of free~rangers who would eat all the farm cat's kibble. When I first got them, the NNs crops were the size of croquet balls & just as hard....full of cat food. Not surprising, their poop smells like used salmon & tuna. Yuck! Hopefully that smell will go away.......now they are eating the starter crumble I have.....what should I supplement them with??? As far as I know Sugar is not a bantam size. But if she is, could she have problems with these big girls when she's fully grown? I plan on keeping them apart for at least a week or so & watch them closely when they get together. I'm thinking I should keep looking for another friend or two just to mix up the atmosphere so Sugar doesn't get singled out by the NNs when they do finaly get together. Any opinions about this??? Maybe I should have just gotten a duck............... ...I have them in hutch style coops at night & sectioned wire areas with straw & leaves to scratch in during the day.....this is all INSIDE a detatched garage. I don't know that I will ever let these birds go outside again after the dog incident.