At least I think it's an australorp! We seem to have come in possession of an orphan chick. We raised our day-old breeders with no problem before, but this little guy is causing all sorts of worry! He only wants attention and company and really just loves sitting in our hands. Anything other than that and he will let you know, very loudly. We're going to call around today and see if anyone else has an day-olds so we can get him some friends, but does anyone have any advice for raising an orphan chicken? Anything to look out for? We've already become ridiculously attached, but I think my sleep schedule will take a toll. I put a heat pad in there last night with a towel and he figured that out well and slept, but is there anything we can do to distract him during the day? Also, our year old layers are pretty vicious towards things that enter the coop, like mice and sometimes themselves, so we're afraid to try socializing this little guy with them. I might pick out the nicest one and try letting her be with the baby in a couple weeks, but I'm not sure how well they'll get along... Any advice? I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!