Hi Newbie. I would not say they are quiet. My neighbor who is about 300 feet from my coop heard them "screaming" one morn @ 5:30 am and I don't have a roo. Turns out they were out of water but my neighbor thought an animal got in there and was killing them bc they were so loud. When I feed them or collect eggs the GC cackle quite a bit. I also have 3 White Comets and they are very quiet and calm in comparison. Hope that helps!