I have (had) two broody Serama hens that were collectively laying on 8 eggs. All but one hatched on time..the last little guy was two days behind and "moms" were already out with the other 7 on the pasture (with our mixed flock...everything from large Wyandottes to a frizzle Cochin bantam ALSO raising a Serama chick) when this little guy was trying to hatch. I grabbed mommie up and put them back thinking it hatching would trigger one of them to lie on top of it and take care of it. They both started pecking at it and the other chicks picked apart pieces of the shell (and were essentially chasing each other around with pieces of the broken shell.) He still had about a day to "cook" and I know he wasn't ready to be out so I brought him inside ( * I KNOW i intervened with nature- but this is unfortunately a controlled environment and I have hand raised many chicks (that are all functioning members of the flock now..including one of the moms)) to let him finish hatching. After keeping it under a heat lamp all night, he decided it was time to get up-but his yolk and cord were still partially attached. Fearing it may already be too late I took him outside and placed him quietly under the wing of one of the sleeping moms and waiting until the morning. Going out there this morning he was a peeping fluff ball like the rest, but buried under about 4 " of a pile of straw from them scratching around in the coop. I picked him up and dusted him off and set him down on top of the bedding. The moms immediately began pecking him and throwing him around. I took this as a sign that he was coming inside with me.... My question is: with so many chicks, and chickens being social creatures (and children being accepting and non-judgmental think it best that I scoop up another chick to raise inside with it so that when I do put it out it has a "partner?" I have had it happen before that a chicken comes into the family alone and it never adjusts as well as a pair or trio. I am also thinking that a chick that is already out there scratching and hunting would be able to "show" this little guy what to do in a way that I know I can not do. I have a few that are actually smaller than he is that I was thinking about grabbing one from so there is less fear of "bullying" if there is any. Any input would be great- thanks in advance.