The son of a friend called me last night. They'd found a chicken wandering around their apartment complex in Albuquerque and no one knew what to do with it. So this morning I got a new chick. I'd guess it was about 8 weeks old. It's black. I don't know what breed of chicken it is. I hope it's a hen. If it's a cock fighting breed I *really* hope it's a hen. We decided to call it Brutus on the theory that naming a pet of unknown gender a male name will exponentially increase the chances of said pet being female. We shall see.