- Apr 14, 2014
In the spring I've decided to add a rooster to my chick order. I will then have a total of 10 hens plus the rooster. However, I work nights and sleep in the days. Also, my daughter will be raising one of the chicks as her FHA projects. I free range my girls and live where there are tons of raccoons, opossums, skunks, coyotes, hawks and eagles. I am thinking that maybe a rooster can keep an eye on the girls and alert them to predators while I am sleeping during the day. With both of those facts in mind I need to select a breed for the rooster that isn't overly noisy, or aggressive to my children. I am not under the delusion that there is a silent rooster out there, I know they all crow and carry on. Are there some breeds that maybe tend to be less aggressive and a tad more quiet?