I want Cochins but as I look into them they are kind of costly to buy. I am wondering what the going price for Brahmas, Cochins and Orpingtons are. I wanted a larger breed of chicken but really like the looks and weight of the Cochins. I know that as I have them listed is supposed to be the descending order of weight, with Jersey Giants being bigger than those 3 breeds. I settled on Cochins because they have the most colors for more weight. We have a raccoon killing off my chickens and he's very smart. He avoids the trap no matter what we bait it with. I think my husband feels sorry about it and he has offered to get me some Cochins but when I looked at some local hatcheries I can't afford 50 of them and they would have to be straight run so I would want a lot of them to hopefully not have more than half of them be cockerels. Also, both local hatcheries are saying that the Cochins are becoming rare or are exotics so the prices are higher. So, now I am wondering about the prices for Brahmas and Orpingtons, if they cost any less than Cochins.