Hi ! I have 5 Buff Orpingtons and will be getting welsummers, wyandottes,cukoo maran,and blue cochin the end of the month...shipped. I sure hope it is warmer then so the chicks arrive ok. I am keeping the chicks separte from the hens and I guess i will sell my 2yr old.hens when the chicks are 5months old. My big coop is 8X9 and won't hold the 11 I will have total. I have a question....would a adult hen and rooster be ok together in a small 3x3 coop for 3 winter months totally enclosed? (too cold for them to go out) We may be gone for 3 months next winter and I have a small, nice coop from the U.K that I was planning to take to a friends for the months I would be gone and have her care for the Welsummer rooster and hen. The rest I will have to sell I guess. I am worried the rooster would be too rough on just the one hen?? What do you think?