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I don't think an aggressive rooster equals good flock protector, it just means it's bossy, my best roosters have been calm and docile, the hens adore such roosters and they still are good protectors, they just don't push the hens around, they are polite. I prefer such roosters. Though rooster personality can't be judged honestly until 8-12 months of age.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

I don't think an aggressive rooster equals good flock protector, it just means it's bossy, my best roosters have been calm and docile, the hens adore such roosters and they still are good protectors, they just don't push the hens around, they are polite. I prefer such roosters. Though rooster personality can't be judged honestly until 8-12 months of age.

Actually I agree 100% with you, but I have actually figured out the personality of a cock from a young age, if you just observe them twice everyday for about 30mins. or so (that is if you have the time). I love to observe my young ones and find out what their personalities are like, and you know they usually end up being almost exactly the same by the time when the are adults. smile.png
Edited by CherriesBrood - 10/20/15 at 8:19pm
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You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

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This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
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Well they are so young it's hard to tell and I don't think I want to have them almost a year if I am not going to keep them and since I have only 10 pullets I only need one. They are both very skittish not at all like the others I have brooded. Well actually they are all 3 like this, maybe a breed thing? Although honestly we haven't spent as much time with this batch as the others. I'm not really interested in having "lap'' chickens lol I just don't want them to run for their life every time I come near them :)

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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

I don't think an aggressive rooster equals good flock protector, it just means it's bossy, my best roosters have been calm and docile, the hens adore such roosters and they still are good protectors, they just don't push the hens around, they are polite. I prefer such roosters. Though rooster personality can't be judged honestly until 8-12 months of age.


I agree with this. My dog doesn't have to be aggressive to be a good protector, why do folks continue to insist roosters must be?

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

I don't think an aggressive rooster equals good flock protector, it just means it's bossy, my best roosters have been calm and docile, the hens adore such roosters and they still are good protectors, they just don't push the hens around, they are polite. I prefer such roosters. Though rooster personality can't be judged honestly until 8-12 months of age.


I agree with this. My dog doesn't have to be aggressive to be a good protector, why do folks continue to insist roosters must be?

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Well I have three kids, 14 yr old daughter, 11 yr old daughter and a 3yr old son. My two youngest love the chickens ( the 14yr old not so much :) and love helping take care of them.  So there is no way I would keep any aggressive animal no matter how much I liked them or how pretty they are.

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