I need some input. I have two flocks, the set up is a coop on each end and two reinforced dog pens divided in two in the middle. The smaller coop is 8x4 with a 10x10 run. The other is a 10x12 coop with a 10x20 run. I have a total of 19 chickens and 6 of them being cockerals, two were raised together in the small pen and the other four in the large pen. Of course there were hens and pullets mixed in both pens. Today I decided to make a bachelor pad and put 5 of the six cockerals in the small pen. I put all the hens and pullets in the large pen and left one cockeral in there. Well, no one was killed yet . They have seen each other through the fence since they were 6 weeks old. Of course there was some ruckus and I am still keeping an eye on them. My question is: Is it ok to have all the cockerals right next to all the hens and pullets just sharing the fence? They can see them but not get to them. The reason I ask is the cockerals are just pacing the fence back and forth. Will they get over this or is it just pure torture for them LOL? I know I need to downsize on the cockerals. I have two on Craiglsist now. They are beautiful but just mutts. The other four are my new project you could say. I incubated eggs this year. I have Ameracanas, Marans and a combination of the two. Any advise is appreciated!