It sure is a challenge catching our cochin cockerel Oliver. He does whatever he can to make sure you don't get close. He has never pecked or attacked me. He's the biggest chicken now at 16 weeks old and hasn't tried to crow at all. Even though he's bigger than the much older leghorns, he won't dare cross them. Him and his own little flock of a cochin and EE pullet still run away when I try to catch them but I know they'll squat later on. Do males ease up? He isn't aggressive.