As a city dweller, having no roosters and keeping quieter breeds of chickens is very important when living close to neighbors. I realize all chickens make some noise with egg song and are not totally quiet. I have a friend about to order chicks for the Spring and with my limited experience with the different breeds, I am looking for others' experience. Thanks, for helping us figure out the best backyard breeds for urban areas! Here is a short list of some of the more commonly kept backyard chickens. I realize there are many more breeds, but I tried to narrow it to ones I have seen recommended over and over to city newbies with families, as well as breeds a bit easier for them to come by.
Excluding roosters and any chicks or pullets that have yet to start laying, in your experience, which breeds as adults have been YOUR Quietest, not necessarily what the breeds are known for? Are there any that you have had that were too noisy for living on a small city lot? Thanks for any additional comments about your experience.
Please tell me YOUR noisiest, too. Thanks!
Your Noisiest chicken breed: Poll
Edited by GardeNerd - 12/26/09 at 8:37pm