In the past I have had only bought one chick for the local hardware store and he didn't eat and died. My fault I didn't think to get him a buddy, but he had buddies with him when I took him away. Now I hatched a single black Sumatra out and he's is the only one. I really don't want to make the same mistake and have such a rare bird die on me. Does he need a friend since he was born alone, when I get near the brooder he chirps and stops when I give him attention. I would normally jump up and go buy one, but the hardware store only has 4 week olds and Black Sumatras are already little, he would be picked on, is there a way to give him artificial attention? I really don't want to have him die because I can't get him a friend!!