Are Hens Loud?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TillinWithMyPeeps, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Are hens loud? Specifically the following breeds:

    -Speckled Sussex
    - Buff Orpington
    - Red Sexlink
    - Easter Egger
    -Salmon Faverolle

    Are any of these breeds exceptionally loud?
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    My salmon Fav talks to me all the time and is only loud when I'm in the coop with them. Otherwise they are all quiet [​IMG]
  3. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Songster

    Jan 6, 2009
    Houston, TX
    My sister has a buff orphington, and it's not loud.
  4. farmerlor

    farmerlor Songster

    Define loud.... Let's see, I have a red sex link who has never made any noise in my presence. She's also the best layer I have but not just terribly friendly. My BO loves me and she greets me at the door every morning nagging me about what kind of food I'm bringing, serving it to her fast enough and griping about the cold. The only time she's really loud is if she's laying an egg but she does a lot of talking the rest of the time. The EEs are the same way. Not quite as friendly, don't scold me as much but still lots of talking and they'll make ALL kinds of noise if they're afraid, laying eggs or interacting with the roo.
  5. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Well, it's different if they are talking around me, I just don't want them to be loud for the sake of being loud. Clucking (Like Talking) would be alright, but, I wouldn't want them to be so loud that I could hear them from inside of my house or anything.
  6. Carolina Chicken Man

    Carolina Chicken Man Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    I have buff orpingtons and they are very quiet.

    The only time they make any noise at all is about 5 minutes of cackling when they lay an egg.
  7. farmerlor

    farmerlor Songster

    You can definitely hear the "I laid an egg" or "Dang, this egg won't come out" noise inside the house sometimes.
  8. My BO, EE, and Red Stars are very quiet unless they are wanting out of the coop in the morning. Now my silkies, they are an entirely different matter - noiseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
  9. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    When they sing the "egg song" do they generally do in the coop/nest box or outside/ in the run. If they ususally do it in the coop or nest box, I may be able to build the house to be more insulated and sound proof.
  10. My big girls sing their egg song after laying as they get out of the box, and then they continue it on into the yard (pen). They seem to like to go on for a bit. If you kept them closed in the coop in the morning (which is generally when they lay), you might be able to contain the noise.

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