The Sheppard family recently had an uninvited guest that is now making herself at home.
A red hen, believed to be someone's pet, how follows them everywhere, eats side-by-side with the dog and even sits on laps and coos before falling asleep.
Lori Sheppard said she is looking for the hen's owners, so that it can be returned without having to be given up to animal services if the hen is unclaimed.
If you know of someone missing a hen, call Sheppard at 425-9608.
Update: On Thursday, Feb. 11, Lori Sheppard notified the Weekly that the owner's hen has come forward to claim her.