Last night, I put two cockerels from the juvenile pen in the little henhouse at dark. Confused, they froze just inside the door, but Muffy and Bitty, my two little pets, were still up, and I saw them approach the two boys. I shut the door on them, I knew they would be okay.
Sure enough, when I opened the pophole this morning, out rushed the Welsummer cockerel. He took on the three roosters, and I was satisfied before I left for work that he would be able to protect himself. I figured the partridge cochin would stay in the henhouse with the three hens who are setting, and the little black cochin who rarely comes out. When I got home, he was still inside.
While I was doing chores, someone snuck in the door behind me:
I sat and watched him for a while, and he was not fighting or hurting anyone, so I left him for the time being.
Here are my two little pets with Handsome, the cochin, who finally came outside. He's still very immature, and doesn't bother anyone. You notice Bully is leaving them alone, he just checked them out.