Quiet and nice Roosters?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by awalters0815, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Songster

    Mar 31, 2010
    Plainfield, IN
    Recently we had a hawk attack and a wild dog attack. I want to get a rooster to protect the ladies. Is there such a thing as a quiet rooster that won't attack me or my children? Please give your breed suggestions and experiences. My neigbors wouldn't like a noisy rooster. Would a female Guinea be an alternative to a rooster?
  2. grendel

    grendel Songster

    Mar 12, 2010
    Walbridge ohio
    Bantam brahma is very quiet.
  3. V Comb

    V Comb Songster

    I've heard Faverolles and Silkie roos arent that noisy. But all roos are noisy...
  4. Debbi

    Debbi Crowing

    May 2, 2010
    If you think your neighbor would be bothered by a rooster, you'd better forget the Guinea!
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I don't know of any rooster that can take care of wild dogs. And bantams are out if you have hawk problems. The only protection I can think of that would work is an enclosed chicken run with flight top netting over it to keep predators out. If that doesn't work, electricity does the trick pretty well.

    As for friendly roos, my large fowl orpington are very docile with humans and take good care of their girls. I did have an experience with a person's dog got out of their car and went running up to my buff orps who were out free ranging. He was promptly greeted by my two roos I had at the time. I don't think he had ever seen roos that towered over him and I don't think he expected them to charge after him. He quickly turned around and ran back to the car. I doubt most dogs would react this way though, especially large and persistent ones.
  6. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Songster

    Mar 31, 2010
    Plainfield, IN
    I built a run for now and will consider getting a guinea or roo in the future

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