After seeing my neighbor's mixed banty the other day, I've been looking at bantams on line and catalogs. He's a proud little sucker! I shoo'd him out of the road and he crowed at me! Anyway, I'm interested in bantam Cochins because I love their shape and everyone seems to agree on their sweet personalities. I was hoping for some tips: Do you let your little Cochins run/roost with your standard sized chickens? If you have separate quarters, how much room do you give them? Do you keep them permanently confined due to predators? With this, I am mostly concerned with hawks and owls. I'm going to keep my standards mostly confined because of my dog and an overabundance of coyotes this year...grrr. But I hadn't considered a cover for the run, just a strong fencing. If you don't show your birds, do you do anything special for feather maintenance? Do they have problems with their leg feathering if you let them free range? Any other things I should think about? Thanks for your input. I've learned so much from this site! Everyone is so helpful.