We keep our rooster in a large dog crate covered with a heavy blanket in the garage at night. It helps to muffle the 5am crowing, and we are hoping it will allow our neighbors to tolerate him (so far we've had him nearly 3 months with no complaints from the neighbors yet). However, I am a little concerned about how he will do with the cold weather when it gets really cold later this winter. So far he doesn't seem to be bothered by our overnight lows, but I don't think we've dropped below the low 20's yet this year and definitely not into the low teens or single digits. I am wondering if it would be better during the really cold months to put one of the girls in with him. I will also admit that I am considering giving him an overnight companion for other reasons too. I have noticed that he is much calmer around us since we moved the new birds out to the coop and I've been picking him up to move him to and from the garage twice a day. Neither of the new pullets will walk past me when I open the run to let the birds out and will run away from me if I make any move in their direction. The rooster still moves away from us if we walk towards him, but he will calmly and readily walk past us and we can walk very close to him before he feels the need to move away. I am hoping that putting one of the new girls in with him at night might have a simlar effect on her, that she learns that we aren't going to eat her or harm her. Any thoughts?