Hello you guys! I'm in a bit of a pickle. My chick Poco who I took to the vet, turns out has a broken leg and has to hop around on one leg until I can collect enough funds to pay for its surgery. I'm to the point of just sneaking Poco out and paying its vet bills myself and the reason why I have to be so sneaky is because my mom is guilt tripping me into not spending money on Poco's recovery. That's another story in itself. Because we had to wait a few weeks to find Poco some suitable companions, Poco grew up and nearing 3-4 weeks, these little chicks (bantams) are very tiny and curious little fluff balls. I really like them, they are friendly and not too much trouble like Poco is (who's a bit of a drama queen) but I'm having trouble integrating them. I placed Poco in their separate makeshift coop and Poco was hesitant and afraid of these little guys. He even ran to me a few times and hid behind me and I wasn't shocked nor surprised to how he handled it. Later on, Poco and the others were playfully pecking each other or just scoping each other out until one of the new chicks curiously pecked Poco's bad leg and Poco freaked out and tried to get away from the new chicks. The bad leg is a major problem and has really convinced me to go ahead with his surgery but at the mean time, is there any other way for Poco and the new sister chicks to be together until the surgery? I'm honestly at a lost, I don't want Poco to grow up alone. PS. I have a mirror and stuffed animals for Poco so he wouldn't be alone and he seems to be doing fine but I really want him to be a part of a flock so he can be social and happy.