I let one of my hens hatch out a chick about 3 weeks ago out in the garage coop with the rest of the flock and a few other broodies with chicks in tow. I originally had 3 eggs under her but 2 quit about half way thru the incubation. I now am the proud surrogant mother of one loud obnoxiously loud, needy chick who was abandoned by his/her mama. Because it is about 50 degrees in the garage with a heater running I took the chick out of there and brought it inside where I put it in with 2 other chicks about the same age. All didn't go well and they attacked the chick. yesterday I made it up a nice box by itself so I can carry it with me everywhere I go because as soon as the chick looses sight of me it lets out these ear piercing cries until I return. Last night about bed time I took the chick in its box into my bedroom to keep it safe from my young cat whom I don't trust. The chick wouldn't stop peeping so I ended up wrapping it in a fleece blanket and tucking it under my covers in my bed!!! The chick slept like a baby all night and woke up around 7ish to eat/drink and stretch. How long is this gonna go on? when is it gonna get used to being alone? I have had this happen once before but after a few days the chick ended up joining other chicks a bit older in the brooder with no problems. Again the chick is 3 weeks old maybe a bit older but not completely feathered out. it's an ee/cochin cross and cute as a button. I cut up an old fleece coat and kept the pockets for the chick to crawl into so it felt like it was under mama and the fleece would help retain the heat. Good gravy this one is a chore and apparently I have been giving it far tooo much attention and I shouldn't have. I just feel sooo bad for the poor baby Any advice on how to handle this situation?