what rooster should I get

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jayke563, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. jayke563

    jayke563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello I need a good and protective breed of rooster something that will attack a hawk if it is hurting my hens what breed should I get thank u:/
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    The relative "bravery" of any rooster is not necessarily breed dependent but more down to the individual rooster.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Generally game roosters are the best protectors of flocks. Just keep in mind that they can be aggressive with people as well. I've also read that Iowa Blue roosters are very good at defending their flock from predators although I can't personally testify to this as I've never had one. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
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  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Personally, I would not count on the prowess of any rooster. I doubt he would survive a raptor attack. Once he's dead the hens are left totally unprotected.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree; at least with the largest raptors. When we lived in Texas, a pair of nesting Great Horned Owls were killing and eating the neighbors' cats. They would have made short work of any rooster. Where we live in Montana, we not only have Great Horned Owls but Great Gray Owls which are even larger, as well as Golden Eagles and Bald Eagles. I'm sure all of them would love nothing more than having a rooster dinner. I think the value of having a good rooster in this situations is not the ability of the rooster to fight such predators, but to give a warning of the danger to the flock.
     
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  9. Alex1010

    Alex1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get A Game Rooster Theyll Fight To The Death Even If They're Losing.
     
  10. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    x2 on Drumstick diva and Michael O'Shays comments. You are your flocks first line of defense.
     

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