I ended up raising a lone chick which I have never done before. I wondered how it would do with real chickens and I have found out. A couple of days ago I put the chick out in the barn in a coop with a very gentle roo and 4 low on the pecking order hens. The chick is almost 3 months old and is a standard RIR. The chickens it is in with are banty cochins. The chick is actually bigger than the cochins. I could see the fear in the chicks eyes. I stayed out with it for quite some time trying to acclimate it to the new coop. A few hours after leaving it the first time I went back out to check on it. It was huddled in the corner with the waterer. It was soaking wet so I dried it with a towel. The roo does not bother it at all but one of the hens has taken a disliking to it and chases it all over the place. I have found that if I go out and call the chick it runs to me and I guard it so it can eat and drink. I am trying to help it make friends with the lone silkie in the same pen. The silkie does not roost with the other birds and if I can get the chick to hang out with the silkie, maybe she can help it to get through the nights cuddled together. The silkie is willing but the chick is afraid. This is going to be a long road to travel with this lone chick. If anyone has any suggestions that might help this chick or has had any experience intoducing a lone chick to real chickens, I sure could use the help.