Are Buff Orphingtons calm and quiet hens???

chuckzoo

Songster
10 Years
Apr 20, 2009
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I have two Barred Rocks now 1 yr old. The problem is when the one goes into the nesting box the other one cackles until she comes back down about 30 mins!!!

I want to add one more hen and was considering a BO so she would have some company and not feel lonely.

Would a BO be a good choice?
 

goldeneggtees

Fluffy Butt Nut
10 Years
Mar 11, 2009
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Hi, mine are NOT quiet hens by any means, they are almost 1 year old and they make plenty of noise cackling away especially if I'm late letting them out in the morning. But I still love them!
 

dawg53

Humble
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Nov 27, 2008
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I have 2 Buff Orpingtons. One is a screamer in or off the nest. The other is a screamer in the nest only. My barred rocks are quiet,even in the nest. Go figure!
 

Buff Hooligans

Scrambled
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Jun 11, 2007
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My flock consists of four Buff Orps, and they are not quiet at all. My screen name reflects their personality. They are Hooligans, not Orpingtons.
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
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Aug 25, 2008
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That's normal hen behaviour. They are social creatures, and the breed won't make much difference as far as laying noises or behaviour. Almost all hens will announce the arrival of a new egg.
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My roosters even like to help announce! Now THAT'S loud!

Just as a btw? There's no H in Orpington.
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Joyryder

Songster
10 Years
Jun 11, 2009
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Scandia, PA
I've had 11 BOs., they are definitely the calmest and quiet for chickens. I think my Black Australorps were less noisey, but I only had 2.
 

Bravo

Songster
10 Years
Aug 24, 2009
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My EE's are the quietest in my flock. They do the egg-song for a few seconds and thats about it. I have 2 BA's who people say are a quiet breed so if thats the case they make my EE's look like mute lil' angels
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CityClucks

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Jan 31, 2009
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Of my flock, the Black Australorps seem to be the quietest - I have BRs, BOs, EEs, RIRs, a Dark Cornish, and a Brown Leghorn.
 

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