I am an amateur at this and would love some help. About a year ago we had a bantam chicken walk up to our house--very odd considering our urban area--she is still here and is now our pet--softie. I told the kids if she was still around in the spring we could get her a friend. We bought one baby australorp from the local feed store this week. She was doing great for 2 days and is now very lethargic and I am thinking isn't going to make it. We are very bummed and I wonder what we did wrong. We made a great brooder and are diligent at keeping it at 95 deg. Is it a bad idea to just buy one chick? Do they do better in 2's or more? Any ideas for me? I am basically leaving the chick alone, she is still hanging in there. She takes water from my finger a bit but not eating. I am also worried about a sick chick and my young children--any problems with them getting sick? I am amazed how attached I have gotten in 2 days. Thanks in advance!