Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sierra3, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Sierra3

    Sierra3 Hatching

    Mar 10, 2015
    We're beginners, getting set up for our first chickens - for eggs and fun companions. We're on 1/3 acre in a Southern California suburb. Zoned for hens but no roosters. Would like a quieter breed we can handle. After reading several posts about quietness, wonder if it depends on the individual chicken, the breeder, or the breed?

    Need some advice please:

    1) How QUIET is the Bielefelder auto-sexed breed? Compared to other backyard chickens? If you have quiet Bielefelders, where did you buy them? Is their auto-sexing so reliable that no one has bought a 'hen' who turned out to be a rooster?

    2) Is anyone breeding/selecting for QUIETNESS? In any chicken breed? From the posts about neighbor issues, would seem there could be considerable profit in that?

    Thanks so much for your advice!
  2. opossum04

    opossum04 Chirping

    Dec 1, 2012
    Frierson, La
    They are awesome. The quietest, gentlest, and easiest to raise and manage birds I have. Super birds for the beginner. I've had them about two years and they are by far my favorite of several breeds I raise. Hope this helps.
  3. TheFowlFortress

    TheFowlFortress Hatching

    Apr 10, 2015
    North Central Texas Area
    I agree, the roosters are generally quiet and very mild mannered. The hens are very quiet and always yielding to my more bossy hens....consistent layers and full bodied. We are breeding for dual-purpose, but have yet to eat any of them. ;)

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