Tell me more about Roosters....How much do your's crow? For small set ups like me, do any of you just have an extra pen/coop with just one rooster and 1-3 or so hens for fertile eggs? I haven't even begin to think deep enough into keeping a roo to know what I would do for pen/coop, just "thinking" in general about the idea. I will be receiving 12 silkie eggs and 12 Heritage RIR eggs and thinking about keeping a RIR roo and adding in another hen or two from different lines. This is all just a thought and If I enjoy hatching eggs and the whole deal of chickens as much as I believe I'm going to then I'm thinking about having a roo and a few hens in a separate pen. We had a pet rooster when I was younger and he was the sweetest bird, he did crow but only in the morning hours and otherwise was a great roo.