Most Docile Rooster Breed

Pentatonchix

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I've heard that silkie roosters tend to be less aggressive. Of course, just like humans, you can't predict if a rooster is docile based on their breed.

I think raising from a chick is the best option if possible, because then you can spend time with it to like you more, but that could also mean dealing with the hormonal teenage years... With an adult, you could probably more so predict if the rooster is docile or not.

But...I've never had a rooster so...not the best and most educated opinion...
 

LateBirdFarms

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Brahma boys can be amazing! Theres a boy I know who shows the most docile, sweet tempered gigantic light brahma!
Silkies can be pretty safe too.

What purpose do you want your rooster to preform? Just breeding, flock protection...?
 

BleuSaphir

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I've heard that silkie roosters tend to be less aggressive. Of course, just like humans, you can't predict if a rooster is docile based on their breed.

I think raising from a chick is the best option if possible, because then you can spend time with it to like you more, but that could also mean dealing with the hormonal teenage years... With an adult, you could probably more so predict if the rooster is docile or not.

But...I've never had a rooster so...not the best and most educated opinion...
You can raise a male bird from the beginning. But I’m my experience it does not guarantee the rooster would end up friendly. I had a Sebright pair. The male was a devil at heart! Always aggressive with people. He always leaves a bloody feet every greeting. You come in the coop, be prepared to have him attack you at the eye or anywhere. I’m sure if I dared tried to grab and throw him across...I could imagine him coming back with full on force temper. His aggression was that bad. I raised him since he was baby chick.

I one time had bought 2 chicks. Both being Rhode Island Red. Both ended up being males. They were total sweethearts. They loved to come to me. But I think it just they understood I come to protect them from my Sebright bulling. LOL

So it all depend on the individual chicken.
 

varidgerunner

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Game roosters are more consistently docile than any of the mere barnyard chickens. In terms of aggression towards their human caretakers. They have veen selected for ease of human handling for centuries longer than any other breed.They can also dismember a hawk like a samurai. Most are very gentle with their hens. They do not like other roosters at all, though.
 

sekeyslaks

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I can say personally that it is completely true that roosters turn out nicer when 1.They are the only rooster.
2.Raised separately until 6-8 wks old then put him in with older adult hens.(who will undoubtedly humble him):lau
3. Don't treat rooster as pet and handle him or his hens too much,it creates aggression.

Much of it is genetics though,and poor breeding will make a bad boy no matter what.Some breeds can be more aggressive than others as well.Personally all of my nice roosters including my current rooster in my avatar were Easter eggers or mixes.:) Super sweet boy that has never once attacked.
 

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