Cochin Roosters- Loud or Quiet?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by raurawarrior, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. raurawarrior

    raurawarrior New Egg

    Sep 11, 2015
    Milton, Vermont

    My family currently has a flock of 15 birds. All hens, all different breeds. We've never had a rooster before though. I want to start breeding birds, and I thought the Cochin breed would be good to start with because of the hen's broodiness and, from what I've heard, the rooster's nice and calm demeanor. However, we have neighbors who I know would not appreciate a rooster that is super noisy. How noisy are these roosters generally? Would they be loud enough to annoy my neighbors?

  2. ChickenHermit

    ChickenHermit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2015
    Astoria, OR
    I'm not as experienced with large fowl cochins, but I can tell you my bantam cochin roos are pretty noisy, and pretty much all day! Often it's a chorus. I do have one who almost never crows, but I'm guessing that's largely because he's at the bottom of the pecking order.
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Whether or not a rooster is noisy or quiet depends more on the individual bird rather than the breed. Some boys are constantly crowing, others hardly ever crow. Generally, most roosters aren't any louder or obnoxious as a dog left outside alone all day long.

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