So I am very new to chicken keeping. I started out with 2 chicks (sold to me as easter eggers but could very well just be barnyard mixes), they are about 2 and a half months old now. I recently discovered that 1 of them is a cockerel. Due to bylaws in my area I will have to find a new home for him but didn't want to leave my other hen alone. So today, very last minute I was able to pick up a new pullet (olive egger), she is 3 months old and I want to add her in to my very small "flock". Although they are 2 weeks apart there is a fair size difference between the old pullet and the new pullet. However the cockerel and new pullet are similar in size. My question is, should I get rid of the cockerel before introducing the new pullet to the old pullet or can I just integrate them all together until I can find a home for the cockerel. I am nervous that the new pullet would pick on the old pullet since she is smaller in size so thought maybe having the cockerel in there would make it better. I do have the option to create a separate space in the run for the new pullet but not in the coop. I was thinking of keeping her in a small crate at night in side the coop. Again, I am really new to this and never expected to be adding a new pullet so early in the chicken keeping game so any advice would be greatly appreciated.