My twenty-week old Buff-Brahma cockerel Penrod has been carrying on a "relationship" of some kind with two of the fertile two-year old Wyandotte hens. The boys and the girls are in separate pens, separated only by the poultry mesh. Penrod will peck the beak of the hen through the wire mesh, and she responds likewise. They peck each other through the fence in an up and down ritual. Each one gets rather excited, neck feathers flaring dramatically, looking like two cobras. Are they courting? Or is it something else?