Hi I'm new here and new to chicken keeping actually I don't have any yet).
I am intending to get some for our urban backyard. Looking at breed temperaments, I thought a couple of Faverolles might be good as I have young children (aged 4 and 1), and we're not looking to be drowned in eggs. However I've also heard reports they are very loud, which I think would drive us all a bit mad, and possibly the neighbours as well. Also, is two birds enough for them to be happy?
Any thoughts on this?
Chickens are loud at times no matter the breed. My faverolles tend to cluck a lot. But for the most part ten to be quiet. They are a curious breed and need a good run to keep them occupied. It also depends on how many eggs you eat. My family eats eggs like crazy, so I have 4 hens the keep up production for my family of 4. Normally it's one hen per family member if you want a good supply of eggs. Faverolle are a docile breed, lay in winter months still, lay salmon colored to light brown eggs medrum sized. I think they are a good starter breed, but they have feathered legs so making sure the run is t muddy and they have plenty of areas to dust bathe to keep mites and other pests away is important. Another great starter breed is a buff orpington. They are docile and sweet and easy to raise good temperament