So I have 18 chickens (in my backyard...can you believe it?), and so the director of a agriculture sciences school has requested some fertilized eggs. I only have hens so I got him 2 or 3 dozen eggs from a friend. In the mix included golden laced wyandottes, silver laced wyandottes and black Australops. Because we had to go out of town to get them we made an arrangement to where I got to pick one single chick for myself. I had the idea that I could really imprint with her so that I could use her as a therapy animal for other people and keep as a pet (when I say pet I mean she would be with me all the time and I'd take her places). I was wondering if keeping her separate from the flock is an option. I realize chickens need to have a flock and will get extremely lonley but I'm wondering if I never introduced a flock in the first place and me and my family and sweet dog (who is friends with our existing chickens) were her flock that she would be ok. What are your thoughts?