I hope this is the right place to put this post - I had it in the Cochin thread, but there were no responses. I have a couple of questions about my buff cochin MaxMaxine- he/she was the mystery chick sent in our order and definitely my favorite (I feel bad saying that) of the bunch! All of the others are araucana/americaunas. First question - how high can they normally jump? I feel bad because all the other chickens perch together on a roost that is about 5 ft off the ground; he plops himself on the edge of a flat surface about 2 ft off the ground and doesn't use the other lower perches that are about 2-3 ft off the ground - he can get up onto them, but seems to prefer the flat surface. I want to get another buff cochin so he'll have a buddy to perch with! He is a lot bigger than the others and had a broken/torn wing which seems to have fully healed. Second question - what are their sounds/calls normally like? His sounds more like a honk than the chattery sounds the others make. I just want to know if that is normal or if I should be worried about a cold or respiratory illness. He doesn't seem ill at all. Thanks for any input!