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Having a rooster, will it help with predators?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by hrsdragonfly, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. hrsdragonfly

    hrsdragonfly Hatching

    Aug 10, 2011
    I currently only have hens. I do have 2 guinea hens that are fairly good at alerts, but usually too late. I have what I consider to be a very good coop security wise, but still have issues with predators on occasion.
    Will having a rooster make a difference in this area? Meaning, will he help deter any predators?

  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    He will warn and MAYBE fight off an attack.I like my roo,but they can be a hassle if mean or rough on the hens.Give it a try to see if it helps.We got ours to deter hawks and establish a bit of order in the hens who were fighting a lot.
  3. Sebrightsrock

    Sebrightsrock Chirping

    Jun 22, 2012
    Quakertown Pennsylvania
    I know gamefowl are very powerfully built birds since they were originally used for fighting. There is a post on here of someones gamefowl actually killing a hawk. They are only agressive towards other roosters but it sounds like you only have hens so I don't think thats a problem.
  4. LeJeune1

    LeJeune1 Chirping

    Jul 25, 2011
    Allen Parish, LA
    Having a Roo would likely help. My Roos are always onGuard sounding the "haawkk" alarm Even Light Breed LF Roos can be protective I have a Broen LeGhorn who does a pretty good job- while not being aggressive.

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