Hi all, I am new to this forum but I was hoping I could get some advice about how to best care for a single chick that is about 3-4 weeks old. Frankly, I do not own this chick, but I feel it is my responsibility to do as much as I can to help raise it correctly. Just some quick back-story about the situation: My brother and his wife are about to get their own home in 2 weeks and it has a backyard enclosure that they want to put chickens in. My brother just bought a chick yesterday because a feed store was nearby from where he was running errands. We know virtually nothing about raising chickens, and I did a lot of research on my own last night because the chick was chirping loudly most of the night. We made sure it had a good supply of food, water, and attention. However, I got the feeling that the chick was lonely or scared after looking online where people say that chickens are flock animals that should not be raised alone, and that it is important to have several as a group. I am now feeling guilty that we have this poor chick with no company. After telling my brother and his wife that they need to buy at least several chickens to raise them correctly, they seemed to agree that they would definitely buy at least one more chicken and possibly more in the future, but right now they don't want to buy another chicken because we only have one crate for the new chick we bought and they found online that some people said that chickens will start fighting if they are in too small of a space together. Basically, they want to wait for the 2 weeks until they have their own house, and then they will plan on buying more chickens. Does anyone think that is okay or should we try to get another chick asap? I attached some photos of the crate we have right now. It is not a formal chicken crate, but we figured it would do the job for several weeks. I would appreciate any advice about what we can do to maximize the quality of life for this chick until he/she gets a friend. It would also be great to know if the crate we have right now is big enough for two chicks and if it will still be big enough for two of them in 2 weeks time. One last question: Does anyone know if this is a Rhode Island Red chick? We can't tell if it is a boy or a girl, and maybe it is too early to tell. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.