Hi everyone! I just joined because I need help asap. A couple of months ago, a rooster wandered up to my house...alone. I found out that the people who owned him moved, and took all the chickens except him. He is a beautiful Rhode Island Red, from what I learned on google. I named him Bach, and he just attached himself to me like a dog.....follows me everywhere, and is very friendly. I have become quite fond of him...but I know nothing about chickens. It is getting cooler now, and I don't want him to be cold. We have an old freezer on the back porch (not in use)....and he roosts up there every night. I put some blankets on top of it to make it soft for him to sleep on, but now he won't sleep anywhere else. This is the problem. For winter, I don't want him to be exposed to the cold, and so I took a large animal carrier, and put bedding in it etc, but he won't go in it. He only wants to be on top of the upright freezer....and the carrier is too big to fit up there. If I try to put a box up there, he won't go up there....he just stands by the sliding glass door like he doesn't know what to do. I can't bring him inside....so what do I do? BTW....the blankets I put up there for him ....he poos all over them....I really love him and want him to have a proper warm & comfortable place to roost....please help. Like I said, I have never had chickens, and don't know what kind of shelter he needs.