Birds that can survive on their own?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Puresilk, May 11, 2010.

  1. Puresilk

    Puresilk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am plannign on gettin a snmall flock of game hens to run loose around the house but I think the game roosters will be too aggressive with my penned silkies....are there any other breeds that would work as for running a rooster with the game hens? I am not looking to raise chicks or wantin eggs but I want a rooster to run with them...what breeds are hardy and can normally manage free ranging?
     
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  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    I have a Ameracauna and a EE roo nothing bothers and I live in the woods country
     
  3. Puresilk

    Puresilk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they can survive with dogs, yotes, etc.....around? I mean being free 24/7
     
  4. ChickFila

    ChickFila Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you have nice herding dogs, I would not free range them alone 24/7.
    Well trained herding dogs will protect your chickens from predators 24/7.
     

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