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How loud are baby chicks when in the brooder both day & night?

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I want to raise baby chicks and if I do they will be kept in a plastic box in the garage. How loud will they be during the day it at night because I don't want to disturb my neighbours. Thanks
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I want to raise baby chicks and if I do they will be kept in a plastic box in the garage. How loud will they be during the day it at night because I don't want to disturb my neighbours. Thanks

 

Baby chicks are quite noisy. however they are not very loud.  I strongly doubt that your neighbors will even know that you have baby chickens and after dark all chickens are totally or almost totally silent.  Well at least as long as the lights are out.  Do remember however that all chickens grow like gang busters so build now and get ahead of their growth spurt.  Ask yourself, how noisy is a robin after dark.  












 

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They shouldn't be loud if they don't want anything. Definitely not loud enough to disturb your neighbors. Compared to ducks, chickens are really quite.
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Decibels. Noise is measured in decibels. I doubt that the noise baby chicks make would even move the needle.

 

In fact, well cared-for baby chicks will not make much noise at all. As long as you've provided for all their needs, they're going to be content and the peeping will be intermittent and quite soft.

 

However, if you are a novice, if this is your first batch of chicks, you may make some mistakes, and you can be assured that your babies will let you know. Loudly and persistently, until you figure out what's causing their distress and you correct it.

 

So do all your homework. Learn what is required to rear baby chicks, and you shouldn't have any problem with noise that is likely to disturb someone.

 

Here's a tip. Read the thread on this forum "Mama Heating Pad for the Brooder" and discover a whole new way to brood chicks that will practically guarantee quiet chicks.


Edited by azygous - 12/10/15 at 8:37pm
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I'm raising some now. Can hear them through one wall if there's not much background noise about. I wouldn't worry about your neighbors hearing them.
Edited by hodor - 12/10/15 at 8:53pm
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Yup I have my chicks in a box in the garage also and my parents room is right above the garage and you can't hear them at all! I can sort of heat them if I'm in the living room and they are hungry or what not but other than that you'll be fine. There's no way a different house could hear them. And one of my chicks is super noisy

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