Well, I have been reading for a few weeks, but finally have a need for advise. I am starting a very small-scale breeding project of mille fleur d'Uccles and have just brought home my first roo and hen (I have many other various sundry hens, but these I will breed) I have an enormous yard and tolerent neighbors, but after determining that my roo is training for the crowing OLYLMPICS, I built him a very cool, huge rooster pad (5'X4'X3') in the garage. He has a lovely window (4'X5') with a view of the yard and though you can still hear him outside, he doesn't make you bite your tounge in two when he lets loose. I think it will work. My question is this: Can I leave him in his condo and bring my hens in to have "sleep-overs" (or a several day junket) and then return them to their nice , new coop/run with nest boxes and no noisy boys? Do I have to worry about re-introducing everybody all of the time? Will this wreak havok with egg fertility? This really the ONLY option for me to breed, so any suggestions for success would be appreciated. I could leave a hen in with him, but I have a BRAND-NEW beautiful enclosed run/coop which could easily house three hens. Thank you for any and all thoughts!