I have three rescued "broiler" chickens as pets that are housed in a nice-sized outdoor coop that isn't housed with electricity. They have a large fenced yard for roaming free during the day while I'm at work. A friend of mine has a red cochin that she has kept as an indoor chicken pet. She can no longer keep her and has offered her to me. My friend doesn't seem to know whether she is a bantam or regular-sized cochin. I would like to take the chicken, but I'm worried about a few things. My chickens, being totally outdoor and not having the luxury of a heated coop (let alone being indoor chickens!) are pretty cold-hearty. I can't take the cochin as an indoor pet because I have seven indoor cats who would not be happy at all. Do you think the cochin would be able to endure the sudden change in non-regulated temperatures necessary for an outdoor chicken? Also, if she turns out to be a bantam, will I be able to contain her in my four-foot-high fenced run or will she be able to fly out? Thirdly, are these two types of chickens compatable? Thanks as always for all the great advice everyone gives here!!!