Are there any breeds that can hold their own better against predators?

amsunshine

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Mar 24, 2010
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For example, the Polish Cresteds are at a disadvantage due to not being able to see very well past their hairdos. Are there other breeds that are less prone to being eaten? Thanks in advance.
 

Silkie Chick

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A Beautiful little homestead.
Our guineas scared a possum away from the entire flock once... And they will alert the flock if there is a predator or hawk flying overhead. Although we have one EE bantam who beat up a falcon this spring.
 

EweSheep

Flock Mistress
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Jan 12, 2007
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If you want crested breeds that don't have a vision imparement, either get Brabanters or Spitzhaubens. Or if you are still partial with Polish birds, band their hairdo to a ponytail LOL!
 

stoopid

Chicken Fairy Godmother
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Aug 3, 2011
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If you have neighbors that you LIKE, you wouldn't want Guineas. They are CRAZY.
The game birds, depending on the breed, can either fight them, or get away well.
I got a bunch of red Junglefowl. Very good at getting away from predators. Just don't try to catch them!
Never lost one to the hawks.
 

amsunshine

Songster
9 Years
Mar 24, 2010
207
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Kansas
Thanks. We have some Spitzhaubens--I think they are sharp-looking birds. Reminds me of a tux, kind of. We had guineas but they all got eaten. :( No neighbors a mile in any direction so we're good. We can make all the noise we want! Will have to look into the junglefowl.
 

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