I hope this was the right place to put this.... I am (still ) planning my re-start flock and am thinking about roosters. Will a bantam be able to do anything to defend his flock from predators? We don't have many up around the house, but there was one incident last year that left us without one of the hens and our rooster without his tail. Will a bantam rooster be at all helpful in this area? ETA: I know that even the biggest large-fowl rooster will NOT be very effective if a coyote is intent on a meal. So when I say 'defend' I only mean to a relative extent.