Are all Bantam Cochins Roos Mean???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by antiquebuff, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Franklin, NC
    We have a Bantam Cochin Roo that is soooo mean! [​IMG]
    We can't go near the hen houses without being attacked. We have tried all the suggestions we have read on this forum and nothing helps. We also have a young Roo, same kind, that is 4 months old and he is acting the same way. We had to take him away from the hens because he was trying to kill them! I know they are supposed to protect but he is attacking the hens also. He almost killed my Sultan hen! [​IMG] Is this a trait for the Bantam Cochins??? We hate to part with them, esp the young one because I raised him from the incubator but I don't want the hens and roos killed. Thanks for help and advice!
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    I have two bantam cochin roos that are best buddies and are so sweet to us humans and to all the other chickens. I won't keep a mean roo...they're too many good ones out there.
  3. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2008
    I think that cochins tend to be fairly calm tame chickens. We had 2 bantim cochins a long time ago and they never were mean with us. They would fight amongst them selfs a little bit though.
  4. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2008
    Fayetteville, Georgia
    I am no expert but I think it depends on the rooster. I mean I havent had a run in with a mean roo yet and hope not to ever have a run in with a mean roo. Lucky me now watch one of my roos trun on me for saying this LOL!
  5. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

    Feb 17, 2007
    I have had many bantam cochin roos and not a one was mean. Actually they are more like pets. My grandkids spent a lot of time playing with them and hand feeding them treats. The ones I used for breeding were very good to their hens and never felt a human was a threat. Maybe you have a bad strain of cochins. They are known for being gentle birds.
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mine is, but I blame it on myself. I believe that if I had handled him more as a chick and established myself as head roo early on, he wouldn't be that way. He's still around because he's great to his girls. He has improved a lot but I wouldn't put a child in the run with him.
  7. southernsibe

    southernsibe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2007
    kensington, maryland
    I have had both. I have one bantam cochin that is absolutely a love. My kids can pick him up and love him, and he follows me around the yard. OTOH, I have one that is just a little brat. Always after the hens, always trying to get away with something. Then I had one that was outright evil. He is gone now. Wasn't even four months old and he charged my son, for no reason at all. I refuse to keep a mean animal, especially with my kids here. If you ahve already tried everything, get rid of him.
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:I agree
  9. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Franklin, NC
    Thanks for all the reply s. I thought the same , they were supposed to be mild mannered but these two are not. The 4 month old has been so sweet up until the last few days. Its a good thing they are small and can't do too much damage , that is , if you see them coming! I have another one that is not showing these signs yet. Maybe I can keep him! I have been coming back from the hen houses looking like I have been in a battle! [​IMG]

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