In any case, we picked a pair of new pullets from Craigslist, around spring of 2018. During the quarantine period, where we had the new ones staying in a temporary (and less secure) pen, a raccoon wandered in one night and got a hold of one of them. She had to be put down in what was a very rough night. The other chicken survived but was pretty traumatized. She was already quite jumpy and nervous to begin with. So we went right back and got another one. Finally we were able to put the flock together and had our four. They stayed together for over a year, producing many eggs -- almost too many for us.
The jumpy one was an Easter Egger, known for laying colored eggs. They also have "beards". The one who died and was replaced were Black Sexlinks.
Here's one little project that we're happy to see completed. A pot hanger for the kitchen, freeing up more space. It was an exercise in patience and geometry.