Rooster that is good with kids?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by clemson11, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. clemson11

    clemson11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking for a rooster that will not be to aggressive or obnoxious so my 2yr girl can still handle the chickens and be around them. I was thinking about a silver laced Wyandotte. Any thoughts on this one or any other ones would be great!!!
     
  2. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Light Brahma and so far he is really good with the kids, and everyone else for that matter. He's only 21 weeks, though, so we'll see what he's like in a few months.

    I've read that while certain breeds might have tendencies to be gentle/aggressive/whatever, that a rooster of any breed can be wonderful or awful. It depends on the bird.
     
  3. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    I know for sure that Barred Rocks are REALLY sweet! They are good with children and if you want a bantam Cochins are the best [​IMG]
     
  4. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    My picks in this order: (1) Delaware (2) Barred Rock (3) Ameraucauna... All of my "Large" Roos in these breeds are very gentle, they won't even fight each other! [​IMG]
     
  5. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep various Brahmas, all huge, but all sweeties and would never attack anything,

    Sandie
     
  6. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Quote:I Completely Agree with you ! Barred Rocks and Cochins are both Great With Children [​IMG]
     
  7. GAchick

    GAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My SLW rooster has attacked me, once, and a friend of mine multiple times, in spite of him kicking the chicken away from him when he was attacked... I cannot recommend a SLW, personally....
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:A rooster and a 2 year old child? I've raised a lot of roosters and I would never allow them around a child. Whenever we have kids over the rooster gets locked up.

    Something like a Silkie or bantam Cochin might be okay, but really watch the roo at the one year old mark. You might consider going all bantam for a kid's flock.
     
  9. clemson11

    clemson11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for taking time to answer, this is really good information.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:A rooster and a 2 year old child? I've raised a lot of roosters and I would never allow them around a child. Whenever we have kids over the rooster gets locked up.

    Something like a Silkie or bantam Cochin might be okay, but really watch the roo at the one year old mark. You might consider going all bantam for a kid's flock.

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    I have a very large dark brahma roo, very gentle, very sweet. I also have a 4 yr. old GS. It is my very strong opinion that children and roos don't mix. A roo's brain simply isn't capable of distinguishing between a predator going after his hens and a child going after his hens. They both run, make noise and grab at the hens.
     

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