I don't know what the deal is here. Poor Kate Smith (the popular BO) is about eight years old. Lived with just hens up until about a year ago when my friend gave me her flock of eight hens because she didn't have time for them anymore. and my original eight has blossomed into 27, I don't know how it happened! But I digress! Poor Kate Smith's comb is all bloody and she is losing weight. She does not look good. My coop is partitioned off 1/3 and 2/3. In the 1/3 I have two hens that I want the others to get acquainted with before I put them in the general population. My eventual plan is to have my 5 banties and Kate Smith in the 1/3 with their own pen. I have two big roosters and two banty roosters who were here first. The roos are all getting along fine so far but I just want my cochins to have their own space. so my question is could I put the two newbies in a wire crate for about five days and put the five banties and Kate Smith in the 1/3 of the coop so poor Kate can have some respite?