Hi CountryKitty---Eyes grow less than most other body parts--an eye that size makes me think that your lovely lad is not nearly grown yet...he's scared because he's still a baby. Give him some time to finish growing and he'll likely surprise you. I had a New Hampshire that matured later than my buff orpingtons--they chased him around until he hit his last growth spurt...he topped out 4-6 inches taller than them and ran them all over the yard. Turned out to be the least human aggressive roo of my whole flock and for 10 years was an excellent and protective fellow. Called the girls whenever he found a goody, watched me handle the girls without even fluffing up at me, and even once charged a young coyote--he was so used to my huge dog that he had no idea the varmint could hurt him, startling it so much that it turned tail and fled.