Are all Bantam Cochins Roos Mean???

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

  1. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Songster

    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. 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 Songster

    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. 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 Crowing

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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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