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Cockerel or Hen...or duck?

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

  1. jademward

    jademward New Egg

    Dec 6, 2016
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​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

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    I would also go with female chicken. How many is going to be up to you.......
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    As stated...........A Chicken hen ...........

  5. jademward

    jademward New Egg

    Dec 6, 2016

    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. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Bantam Roosters can be more aggressive............Get a Hen........Seriously get a Hen..........


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