The little banty cochin rooster I rescued awhile back was so sweet and good natured. He was a mature little rooster, good to the hens in every respect. At first the flock of 5 laying hens I had pecked at him here and there, but he learned to get up high, and how to find his place in the flock. Everything was just fine until about 5 days ago we found blood smeared all over the water fountain. We looked and inspected every hen and everywhere and didn't find the cause. Well today there blood everywhere and that little tyrant was trying to kill my best Buff Orpington laying hen! I tried several different methods to resolve things, but he was hell bent on following her everywhere even in her nest, when she would submit he would grab her comb and flog her face or head. I knew he would blind or kill her. And I kept an eye on things because I couldn't believe he suddenly decided to just plain kill her! Like I said they were a happy little flock and he had figured out how to "stretch and reach", no one was a bully and all got along fine. A little Cochin! So now that little tyrant is visiting the rooster farm in the sky and just wanted to let people know that even Cochin's can be mean.