Better than rooster ? for chickens hens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rexrapter1234, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Songster

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    So what type of bird can warn, chickens (hens) to Predators, that 100% will not attack humans and will just run away from humans, when they see them walking near by.

    Right now I have 10 hens and 1 rooster.

    At the moment my rooster has attacked most of my family and one of my mum's friends. He used to go for the leg with his beak, but he has now learnt, that he has weapons on his legs. He has now started to fly attack with his spurs and yes there has been blood.

    So what is better then a rooster, that can warn for predators that don't care about humans.
     
  2. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    You can find a good rooster. I select heavily for human avoidance in my roosters.

    Another option is guineas, but a lot of people find them annoying.
     
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  3. sfjones34

    sfjones34 In the Brooder

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    Not all roosters are aggressive towards humans. May need to rehome or cull the current one and get a new rooster.
     
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  4. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Songster

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    Okay. I had two rooster so far and both gone bad.

    My mum was talk about guineas the other day, not 100% sure yet, do they attack humans or cats or dogs or chicken hens ?

    yes very true.

    Will that will be up to my mum what happens next. he's my second rooster to go bad.
     
  5. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    You can’t just assure they won’t attack you,each animals different.Guineas are loud and generally scary animals but that isn’t sayin one won’t attack you,I would stick to roosters and learn how to train them from becoming aggressive
     
  6. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Songster

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    I new about my rooster was bad last year, as I did a lot of research and posted topics about the problem, but my mum would just not listen to what I had to say. I think she was hoping everything would work out okay in the end, which it did not happen.

    Yesterday for the first time he attack my mum, which he has not attacked before now, which my mum was not happy about.

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  7. enoryz

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    Maybe try a bantam rooster. I have a sebright, cochin, Cornish, OEGB. Non are aggressive towards humans.
     
  8. rexrapter1234

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    Bantams are a no go, my mum hates them.
     
  9. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Your best bet, honestly, is to get a bunch of cockerel chicks and cull any that are aggressive. I got a straight run of Buff Orpington chicks and 16 of them were male. After selecting for size (I culled the smallest half of the batch first), the human aggressive ones, and and that were mean to hens. I had 2 left. Of the two, one of them was rooster aggressive, so I culled him. I had the remaining Rooster until last week, when I sold him off (I'm getting out of breeding Buffs) and he went to a good home with a bunch of hens.

    On the other hand, I had one standard Black Cochin cockerel that came with my Buffs. He has been a delightful bird and I've never had a bit of trouble out of him. This year, I got 18 Blue Cochins and 11 of them are cockerels, they are 5 months and none of them are human aggressive as far as I can see.
     
  10. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    If one views their chickens as pets and can't help but cuddle the hens, the rooster can't help but view that activity as a threat to their hens and will become human aggressive.

    I don't hold or do anything with hens during the day. I've had hundreds of roosters and haven't had a human aggressive rooster in over 10 years and those were all Plymouth rocks. I don't mean to disparage that breed but that has been my solely anecdotal experience and may be because those were less likely to avoid humans than the breed I raise now.
     

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