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i've been offered a trio of pekin bantams

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overthemill · 08/08/2008 09:08

and i want too say yes but how noisy is the cockerel likely to be? we've had chooks for years and years but never a cockerel!

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overthemill · 08/08/2008 09:09

ooh meant to say - we have a 250 foot garden and they are down the far end

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Callisto · 08/08/2008 10:00

Pekins are so sweet. I've no idea how noisy the rooster will be, but if he is relatively small he shouldn't make too much noise. It is all relative though, and be prepared for him crowing on and off all day, not just in the morning.

Also, if you're mixing the pekins with big chooks be aware that the pekins have short legs and can't fly too well so getting away from an attack by a bigger chicken may be difficult for them.

overthemill · 08/08/2008 10:12

we've mixed types before and never had a problem. it's simply the amount of noise to expect. it will probably be ok but wondered if anybody had one!

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twoGsinBuggerOff · 09/08/2008 01:15

afaic make out, it depends on the individual cocks personality. where one may be a total pita, another may be marvellous. i guess its just a case of eating rehoming any antisocial cocks and getting in new ones, if you want one, till you find one that suits you/the hens.

TeeBee · 09/08/2008 19:54

We were in exactly the same situation. The cock is not very loud at all and only crows for about half an hour in the morning (about 7ish), then nothing for the rest of the day. The seagulls are much noisier than our cock.

overthemill · 10/08/2008 18:11

phew! cos i've said yes! now to see if they all get on...

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overthemill · 12/08/2008 11:27

coming tomorrow

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StormInanEcup · 14/08/2008 12:16

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