Knowing some inclement weather was on its way, last night I tried to put my five little Marans in the big coop. I waited until dark, then began placing the Marans, one by one, on a roost in the big coop. My roo didn't like it one bit. He flapped and squeeled and made like he was going to attack the poor little birds (they aren't that little). Anyway, the Marans climbed out of the coop and settled all over my BF. Stranger shy as they are, this was very surprising. We ended up putting the Marans back in their little home and I had a very mature yelling match with the rooster. As I write this, it occurs to me that we gave up too soon. I'd like to try again tonight, assuming the weather isn't too bad. Should I separate the roo for the night? Maybe let him cool his heels in the little house, while the Marans deal with the older ladies in the grown-up coop?