So, um...2 of my "hens" have begun trying to clear their throats in earnest. Sounds a lot like crowing. I'm sure it's allergies, right? My ideal situation was a small flock of free range, bug destroying, egg producing, hens. It would seem as though I may have a few (at least 2) cockerels. Can I keep every single one of them? They have NAMES for God's sake!!! One of the "hens with seasonal allergies" will even come up and sit on my lap. I wanted to try just letting the males and females out at different times during the day and cooping the males separate from the hens. In your collective experience - will this work? Also, can more than one be penned together or will they hurt each other? I get they need to establish a hierarchy, but I'm no Michael Vic. Any advice? Thanks so much in advance.