Hello everyone! So just a little question, sortof.... Back this summer I was DYING to get a frizzle, so I finally found one, a great little black cochin! So the lovely lady I bought her from would obviously not send just one chick, so she sent me three - my cochin and two little black orpingtons. Well the three of them were the only chicks we got at that time so they sort of grew up together. The orpingtons turned out to be a male and a female, a lovely little pair, and the woman said they could produce lavender orpington chicks? Which really doesn't mean a thing to me, but I guess it's a big deal in the poultry world these days. Well lately our coop is a bit crowded, and my DF has been on my case about getting rid of some of the menagerie (he takes care of my hens whilst I'm at college ) So my big question is, if I get rid of the two orpingtons, will that affect (or effect? I can never remember which to use) my cochin. They're between five and six months old. They still haven't totally melded with the rest of the flock, but we do have 6 other bantams that my little cochin seems to be fine around. They accept her although she's on the bottom of the pecking order... The two orpingtons though, they stay totally by themselves most of the time. We've got 4 RIR, 3 BR's and 3 EE's that are only a few weeks or months older, and even though they're HUGE chickens, they still run in fear from all of them. I'd really like to see them go to a good home, but I don't want my cochin to be super effected (affected? idk.) by it. Any advice? Haha, and sorry this post is so long!