Cockerel or Hen...or duck?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jademward, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. jademward

    jademward New Egg

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    Sappy, my croad langsham, she's kind of lonely by herself and we're considering getting her a friend. I'm rather scared about getting another chicken due to pecking order issues and potential bullying so i was also considering getting a duck instead. Would it be better to get a cockerel, a hen or a duck?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] A couple of hens might be a good idea. Yes there will be pecking order issues, but they might be worse with a duck, and one rooster to one hen would most likely result in over mating.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I would also go with female chicken. How many is going to be up to you.......
     
  4. As stated...........A Chicken hen ...........


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  5. jademward

    jademward New Egg

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    If it's a bantam rooster, will the over mating still be an issue? As she's larger than him wouldn't she be at the top of the pecking order? Also I heard bantams where more docile?
     
  6. Bantam Roosters can be more aggressive............Get a Hen........Seriously get a Hen..........



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