We have made some new friends, which is great on many levels. They are older than us. The wife informed me her youngest daughter was older than me. It's all good, we like them.
We went to their home and had a few beers, which led to shots, which led to us staying over.
When I woke the next morning, I had four hens and a rooster waiting to go home with me! A neighbor was moving and couldn't take his spring birds. The area is littered with pit bulls and owners saying they would gladly take the birds, their dogs would love playing with them. When the owner found out we had some acreage and homestead, he put all five birds, the ground cage, the feeders and waters and a carrier in our truck.
The ground cage is a bit small for grown birds, and we of course are getting more. Plans are under way for the coop, just now it has been moved to the top of the list.