My rooster is 24 weeks old. He was hand-raised indoors in my solarium, where he has slept his entire life. When it was cold in the winter I had a heater in there, to help protect what few plants remain that he hasn't eaten. Recently it's been warm out and I haven't run the heater at night. Our routine is that I put him out to play with the hens at about 8 a.m., and then I pick him up and carry him back into the solarium at dusk. He comes looking for me at dusk and willingly goes into the solarium instead of staying in the coop with the hens. But the last few mornings, he has seemed awfully randy when I let him out of the solarium, as if his hormones have gone crazy, and he chases the hens and immediately mates with them. If I am busy feeding the hens and don't get around to letting him out of the solarium right away, he crows incessantly until I get with the program and open the window. The solarium muffles his crowing somewhat, which I think the neighbors appreciate. But I was considering letting him sleep with the hens tonight. It is supposed to get down to 48 degrees F. My thinking is that if he sleeps with them, he might not be as hormonally charged, if he can get his needs satisfied by them first thing in the morning. I don't know how loud his crowing will sound from inside the coop, or how much he'll crow, or at what hour. I've wondered whether the hens rather enjoy having their independence from his demands first thing in the morning. I usually let them play a while before I put him in with them. I also wonder whether someone could get hurt if he tries to mate with them inside the coop before I get out of bed to check on things? Could he run them into the wooden nests or something. When they mate in an open area, I worry less about anyone getting hurt. Can you foresee any problems with my letting him sleep with the hens tonight? Also, I could leave one end of the coop open so they could all get out into the run first thing in the morning. This would make his crowing sound louder, but maybe the extra freedom would be worth it, so no one would get hurt by mating in the coop? And the girls might get less stressed, feeling they had more opportunity to get away from him, via running in the run? What would you recommend?