I bought straight run chicks in May and now am faced with too many cockerels, as one might expect. I am toying with the idea of trying to keep them for awhile, either to see how they grow up and then decide if I want to keep any or just to keep them until they are big enough to butcher...and until I feel up to trying to butcher them. But they are fighting constantly and my flock isn't as happy as I would like it to be, so they need to be moved from the henhouse. I would love any input about what other people have done in similar cases and what their bachelor pads are like. There wouldn't be any hens so no need for nest boxes? I'm not sure if I would keep any there through the winter so insulation probably doesn't need to be much of an issue? There would be between 2-6 cockerels in there although if I am building something I would probably want something that could work for like 10 birds just in case.