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Most Agressive/Protective Breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Acrilex, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Acrilex

    Acrilex Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to know what chicken breed roosters or even the hens are the most aggressive or the most protective of their youngins?
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Dark Cornish are the most protective that we raise.

    Steve
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    American Game and Oriental Game are about the best you are going to get...

    Chris
     
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  4. Acrilex

    Acrilex Out Of The Brooder

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    Will the game birds protect their hens/chicks against predators?
     
  5. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear Road Island Red Rooster are aggressive.
     
  6. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vote is for Thai or Malay but you only get to have ONE rooster with those breeds. Even the Malay hens are pretty tough. I'd like one or two eventually.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Thai, Shamo, Asil, Malay, American Gamefowl, anything Oriental or American in terms of Gamefowl will be THE most protective and aggressive, but not towards their owners.

    Rhode Island Reds are only on occasion aggressive in the roosters, and towards people. They aren't protective.

    The last time I messed with a Thai, it was a broody hen and I got pretty bloodied hands. [​IMG] They're also VERY good moms.
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Depend on what predators your talking about...
    No chicken is going to hold a candle to a large dog..
    That is when you need a good fence and flock dog..
    Chris
     
  9. Roosteroops

    Roosteroops Out Of The Brooder

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    Believe it or not - both times that we have had Easter Egger Roos - they have been almost overly aggressive. Both times they have lived through coop doors being left open accidentally and so forth. We actually gave the first one away because he was so mean when we came into the pen - only to have our other two roosters (A huge RIR and a Cuckoo - Maran) die from predators. Now we have a beautiful EE roo again and; although he too is annoyingly protective - at least we know the hens are in good "hands"!
     
  10. Acrilex

    Acrilex Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I think it'll be hard to find Easter Eggers here. I haven't found any breeders. Wish I still lived in the US, much easier to order chicks. Only breeder I found here in Brazil that sells a wide range of breeds is a 10 hour drive from me :\\
     

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