wasnt thinking along those lines. hmmm...... lol the white rooster has been beat very badly by the hens and i cant even let the buff ones out. the big hens fit right in but these guys are not welcome. On a funny note, went to empty the bator for the new eggs, not that i want to but there they sit. soo. the min. time the old eggs have been in there is 22 days. I had 3 seramas left. but decided to candle one last time. chirp, chirp, .... I panicked and punched a little hole in the top of them all ( I dont know why) and stuck them back in the bator. they all looked dead at candle too. I put them into lock down a week ago. so, I put the eggs on auction , starting bid 2 $ hahaaa Not one person so far. shoot, I paid 5$ for them. my cochins have been institutionalized their whole life. They dont have a clue on how to act like a chicken. they are like the battery hens. they are ready to fight ( hens too) just from the sight of another chicken. What can i do? I hate them being caged. to me thats like keeping a dog on a chain . Man gave me a good deal on them because he knows me. do i call him and ask him if he wants them back or sell them or ??