I am pretty new to breeding chickens and have been busy all summer building my flock, separate coops and runs, etc. I have read some people say they separate their breeds in the spring to sell hatching eggs or chicks, but run their chickens all together at other times. What do you do with the roosters when they are not with their hens? Do they run together too? Do you have bachelor quarters? It sure would be easier for winter to not have to have so many separate pens to feed and haul water too and run electric for the heated waterers. Oh and buy so many heated waterers, they are pricey! We live in Michigan and heated waterers is a must. I have done without and it is a pain and in my opinion not good for the animals. There were many times when we were watering our bunnies 3 times a day and it would freeze within minutes. BRRRR!