Our new Light Sussex rooster, Bruiser, is settling in nicely. Despite being absolutely enormous, he is kind to his ladies, let's them eat before him but still shows them who's boss on the bedroom front. We have him in a separate coop, one which is quite small so it keeps him from standing up and crowing the minute he wakes. His previous owners said he used to sleep in the cupboard in the garage for that reason. But he seems to like the "Sydney House" and went straight back in after his first night.
The Sydney House is our original chicken coop from when we lived in Sydney. This was the night time home to our four chooks, which makes it just the right size for one monster rooster. Interestingly, the girls have started laying in the boxes rather than in the larger coop. Is it Bruiser's animal magnetism??