Having a rooster, will it help with predators?

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

  1. hrsdragonfly

    hrsdragonfly New Egg

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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