Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Yep, the Cochins are the pacifists. When it comes to duking it out over flock hierarchy and the best nesting boxes, it's always the RIRs and Buffs!
I've never had RIRs, but when I had more Orps and Wyandottes, they never seemed to mix it up either. I had one EE hen who used to beat up on one of my poor Polish roos, poor thing never had any head feathers. The EEs are the ones I've had to cull for temper on occasion, but not real often. The Polish were fun to look at but too flighty to be real enjoyable. The one roo got pretty used to being handled because I had to keep on cleaning and dressing his head when the girls would beat him up. I don't have roos anymore and intend to keep it that way, I've noticed a LOT less upset in the flock since I rehomed my last one.