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Are Bantam Hens louder than most birds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jhs51684, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Jhs51684

    Jhs51684 Chirping

    Mar 29, 2015
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I have 4 bantam hens (Old English Game Hens). They are EXTREMELY loud. Not just an egg song either. They squawk for about 30 minutes straight every morning and then sporadically throughout the day. I live in a small community with close neighbors. I've tried everything to not get rid of them but I think I have no other choice. I really, really want to have backyard chickens, but they can't be so loud. Are just Bantams like this? Can I try another breed who won't be as loud? Please let me know if there are other breeds who lay well and are somewhat quiet.


  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Songster

    Sep 30, 2015
    OEGH are a lot louder than others however other breeds are quieter like silkies, my RIR are quiet but not everyone has that opinion, austrolorps, brahma, marans cochins are also good there are many breeds that are good just keep looking:)
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  3. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Brahmas and cornishs can be loud, silkies are pretty quiet. Even though most people say rhode island reds are quiet- if they are separated they go nuts! I only have one rhode island red so this is just from my experience. Orpingtons are quiet too. Easter eggers aren't too loud either. I agree with chicklover 1998, just keep looking! [​IMG]
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