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post #1 of 11
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I want to know what chicken breed roosters or even the hens are the most aggressive or the most protective of their youngins?

post #2 of 11

Dark Cornish are the most protective that we raise.

Steve

post #3 of 11

American Game and Oriental Game are about the best you are going to get...

Chris


Edited by Chris09 - 4/26/10 at 7:28am

 

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Will the game birds protect their hens/chicks against predators?

post #5 of 11

I hear Road Island Red Rooster are aggressive.

3 cats, 2 dogs, 1 frog and 50+ chickens, 2 Nubian goats, 1 Nubian Buck, 1 Saanen Whether.  I do love my silkies!
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3 cats, 2 dogs, 1 frog and 50+ chickens, 2 Nubian goats, 1 Nubian Buck, 1 Saanen Whether.  I do love my silkies!
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post #6 of 11

My vote is for Thai or Malay but you only get to have ONE rooster with those breeds.  Even the Malay hens are pretty tough.  I'd like one or two eventually.

It's German Shepherd Dog, they HERD, they don't Ard, don't Pard and don't Erd.    

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It's German Shepherd Dog, they HERD, they don't Ard, don't Pard and don't Erd.    

Four or five Dogs, 2 retired horses lots of Chickens - Official Mad Hatcher; Cher

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post #7 of 11

Thai, Shamo, Asil, Malay, American Gamefowl, anything Oriental or American in terms of Gamefowl will be THE most protective and aggressive, but not towards their owners.

Rhode Island Reds are only on occasion aggressive in the roosters, and towards people. They aren't protective.

The last time I messed with a Thai, it was a broody hen and I got pretty bloodied hands. wink They're also VERY good moms.

Silver Laced Polish, Tolbunt Polish, and Shamos
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Silver Laced Polish, Tolbunt Polish, and Shamos
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Acrilex 

Will the game birds protect their hens/chicks against predators?


Depend on what predators your talking about...
No chicken is going to hold a candle to a large dog..
That is when you need a good fence and flock dog..
Chris

 

NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #9 of 11

Believe it or not - both times that we have had Easter Egger Roos - they have been almost overly aggressive. Both times they have  lived through coop doors being left open accidentally and so forth. We actually gave the first one away because he was so mean when we came into the pen - only to have our other two roosters (A huge RIR and a Cuckoo - Maran) die from predators. Now we have a beautiful EE roo again and; although he too is annoyingly protective - at least we know the hens are in good "hands"!

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Thank you. I think it'll be hard to find Easter Eggers here. I haven't found any breeders. Wish I still lived in the US, much easier to order chicks. Only breeder I found here in Brazil that sells a wide range of breeds is a 10 hour drive from me :\\

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