What do you like/dislike about Game Chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dewey101, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Dewey101

    Dewey101 Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    I was wondering what everyone thought about these birds. I LOVE them, even thought the roosters have a super attitude, i kinda like it though, keeps me on my toes,lol.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I have just never liked their looks. My neighbor calls them "hippie roosters", LOL.
  3. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Songster

    Dec 3, 2007
    I love Old English game hens. They're small, very sweet, and SUPER SMART. They're also great foragers- probably better than our sex-links. I had 1 that would coo when you said her name. The bad thing about this breed are the roosters. I guess they're not too bad. Not like a Sebright that will attack you, but they will go after each other. I've never had any other game chickens though, like Moderns, etc.
  4. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    Sumatras rock. They are pretty and... well thats enough reasons for me.
  5. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    I dislike dubbing- I don't do it. I also don't like docking tails on dogs either or surgically altering ears. I also don't like the "sport" associated with them and am always a little concerned that when I have a roo to rehome he may not be going somewhere good. At least if he is going to be food for someone, I can hope it will be done humanely. I am not a vegetarian and don't expect others to be either. I think they are some really beautiful birds and I hope enough people keep the lines pure to keep the breeds going.
  6. ChinaChicks1

    ChinaChicks1 Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    NE Oklahoma
    Sumatras are not Game chickens..

    I'm going to assume you're talking about American Gamefowl and Oriental Gamefowl? They are beautiful and brilliant birds and not for everyone, but this is a careful subject.[​IMG]
  7. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    yes- those types of gamefowl- the ones with such beauty and intelligence- but a shady past.Unfortunately not everyone has left that past here in the South.
  8. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I like them because they seem hardy. Around here, you see them everywhere, with their little chickies, just running around. This one is so pretty and she just came and started living with me. First she was living in the tree, but now she stays in the tack room, trying to hatch eggs, but I have no rooster. I had one once prior to her and she made an excellent mother to babies I would buy her. She always wanted to have babies.


  9. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    Love their looks, don't like the fact that the hens don't lay very well and that you can only have 1 rooster as standard games will kill the 2nd rooster. In games, like standards better than bantams.
  10. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    I love the color of the roos. But I hate that I can only have 1 roo and 1 hen per pen as both hens and roos are pretty dominate. My roo will try and fight others through the pen when I let them out to run around so I have to be out there and watch them and make sure he finds some fun treats to take his attention off fighting. I only have 1 roo and 2 hens of that breed because of the way they fight others. My 2 hens luckily are getting along with each other even though I was told they wouldn't.

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