One of our three chicks hurt her leg and could not walk very well. The other two chicks kept accidentally knocking her over. The vet recommended separating her for her own safety, but because we only have the three, he told us it was important for the chicks to still be able to hear and see each other. The vet also suggested adding a stuffed animal with wings or floppy ears so that the wounded chick could still have something to snuggle at night. We put the hurt chick in a fish tank with a hardware cloth cover. The sweetest thing was that she did not snuggle with the stuffed duck we put in her cage; she slept in the corner of her fish tank with the two healthy chicks snuggled up against the outside of her corner! In the picture, the hurt chick has already hobbled away from her corner to go eat, but you can still see how the other two chicks are waiting for her at the corner. Heartwarming!!