Are game birds good for flock protectors?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by chickenchick98, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. chickenchick98

    chickenchick98 Out Of The Brooder

    18
    1
    36
    Jun 8, 2015
    Newcastle delaware
    Could i get a game bird from a hatchery with the same amount of gamenes? I want a bird that will go after people.. people have been breaking into my yard and trying to get to the coop.
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    4,534
    1,048
    306
    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    From what I have heard, geese are the best deterrent and some breeds can be quite aggressive. Guineas will also yell at anyone venturing into their property, though in my experience they won't really "attack". Can you put locks on your coops/run, just in case?
     
  3. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,319
    446
    221
    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    Game birds are going to run the other way. Geese and guineas will make a racket but they won't keep someone out who wants in. Locks and a big dog.
     
  4. chickenchick98

    chickenchick98 Out Of The Brooder

    18
    1
    36
    Jun 8, 2015
    Newcastle delaware
    I can't have gease or guinea hens where im at.
     
  5. jaybud

    jaybud Chillin' With My Peeps

    220
    9
    66
    May 25, 2016
    Tehachapi, Ca
    I actually have a game fowl/brown leghorn rooster that is pretty protective of his flock. Anytime anyone or animals gets close to the yard he warns everyone. On occasion he has tried to spur me when I try to pick up a hen. I know it might be a crap shoot to find one but I can tell ya they'll protect.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by