Well its almost time to combine the chickens and get rid of the rooster. Is it better to put them together in the middle of the night. Or let them all out in the yard together during the day (like you do with dogs)? Or should I do one at a time in a separate cage inside the big coop? If I do the separate cage I'm just not sure how to keep food or water in there plus the chicken. And also we are going to be borrowing a few chickens for the winter to make sure there are enough to keep warm. Should I combine those at the same time so all but 1 are new, or merge the ones we have and then do it again for the others? Sorry if thats confusing. Feel free to ask any questions.