Bantam roo better?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KauAnnie, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. KauAnnie

    KauAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2011
    My dad wants a rooster to protect the other chickens and chicks from dogs and rats. So we have been talking to a few local breeders and friends and they said their bantam roosters are quieter and behave better. Do you think this is true? My neighbors home is about 10 feet away from where I have my coop and yard so quieter would be better, I think. Thanks!
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  2. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    My friend had two roosters, one New Hampshire Red standard size and one bantam Golden Seabright. According to him his bantam was way more aggressive and it;s crow wasn't near as loud as the NHR but he crowed so much more then then big one (like all day long). I don't think the size matters too much. I think it really is specific to the individual rooster.
  3. youngenbreeder

    youngenbreeder Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2011
    I have 2 bantam roosters, one silkie and a pekin. i hardly ever hear the pekin and the silkie rooster only crows for about 2 crows when he gets let out in the morning. in my opinion bantam roosters are much quieter than standard sized chickens.
  4. chickiepie

    chickiepie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    Bucks County PA
    A guy down the street from me has a bantam rooster and it is super LOUD!! You can hear him all over the place and all day long. They were also told that Bantams crowed more quietly, but turns out, at least in their case, not to be true.
  5. axion_lotus

    axion_lotus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2011
    Central NC
    Honestly I'd say they're both about the same. But my standard EE roo is stronger than my Silkie roos, and would probably do better fighting off a predator because he's got a size advantage. But the three of them crow about the same, really, and they're a pretty mellow trio.
  6. bullyforme

    bullyforme Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Trololo farm
    My bantam roo is not that loud, for example if the windows are shut I only hear him faintly on the second floor of my house, however! he goes at it for about an hour or longer in the morning beginning around 5:30-6.

    On a side note, anyone looking for a sweet tempered 12 week old mille fleur/ameraucana mixed roo?
  7. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Bantams are a bit small to deal with rats etc. Some of the bigger roos will even eat a rat. I am just thinking of the roos I have had... there may be some bantam breeds that will do fine with that. It definitely does depend on each particular roo as to how much and how loud they crow. Some crow all day, some may have a 'small' crow but it can be piercing and often these little guys crow ALL day. Roos can be fantastic at taking care of their ladies and keeping critters off their turf. Others don't seem to even notice the 'invaders' ? Good luck!
  8. KauAnnie

    KauAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2011
    Thank you all. I hope Ill find that perfect roo!!

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