In this site there seem to be a lot of people with health questions about cochins quite a bit. I myself had a cochin die last year for no reason ( only on year at age) and earlier this year has a rooster with maggots (wich he is fine now ] In the past i had many mutt breeds of chickens and never had a single problem. Now, my cochins are extremly healthy now. But, like i said alot of people seem to have trouble with them . Correct me if Im wrong, maybe i just got a little Biased. Are they a weaker breed/ Strain? Thanks In advance for your input. MArk Edited to add I love my cochins alot!