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has anyone tried using sport/fighting birds for pest control? im trying to think of a way to stack functions with rescuing these badass breeds from abusive owners, and a reason for breeding them but not for sport.

i assume they would be good at hunting rodents, and would carve out their own territories around a farm or orchard so that each area would have some protection. but then humans need to be prepared to spook em off as needed.
 
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Which birds had you in mind , I am assuming game cocks . Getting them to stay put without any females could be an issue

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birds which excel at hunting rodents are Raptors.

The domestic? bird that does a good job is the Guinea fowl.
Chickens will go after mice on occasion but not reliably and they will not go after something the size of a rat.

 
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