Hens???????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenshow, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. chickenshow

    chickenshow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do hens make alot of noise like roosters the reason im asking is i want to keep one but it has to be quiet
     
  2. NJfarmer

    NJfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens do make noise but they are not as loud as a rooster's cock-a-doodle-do
     
  3. chickenshow

    chickenshow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how loud becuase we live on the edge of town and i have raised bottle lambs here and i want to show poultry next year
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Generally they aren't that loud... unless something scares them. Hard to say... Not nearly as loud as a roo though.
     
  5. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can be pretty loud, it just seems to depend on the chicken.

    If you go to the thread "Why do my chickens holler and scream so much?"....chickachickaboomboom has a video of his two hens and their awesome clucking.

    I was amazed and horrified. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Mine on the other hand are pretty quiet, but I did end up having one of my hens crow the other day, she is confused. [​IMG]
     
  6. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i live on the edge of town too. and mine are very quiet!
    except my pullet she chirps chirps chirps! but you can't hear it past my yard.
     
  7. ChickaChickaBoomBoom

    ChickaChickaBoomBoom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Try being ChickaChickaBoomBoom. [​IMG]

    -Dave
     
  8. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine only make a racket when a cat comes in the yard... or if you hold one and the other gets jealous [​IMG] but my chick is very noisy - i am guessing if you have a loner chicken she will either be very quiet and depressed or lonely and whiny and loud?
     
  9. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Really the only noise problem is with roosters. Hens may make some noise but it isnt at 4AM!!! If your lambs didnt bother your neighbors then a couple hens probably wont either.


    Chel
     
  10. ChickaChickaBoomBoom

    ChickaChickaBoomBoom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe not 4am, but 530am, 6am, 645am, 7am, 9am, 11am-2pm, 9pm, and,...uh, I think that's it.

    And that's two hens.

    Having said that, I think I'm starting to get used to it, as I'm sure others do as well. I'm also stockpiling eggs to give to the neighbor next door tomorrow. Give that a try and see how it works :).

    You will probably find that they are not a problem, but be prepared in the event that they are. Just my humble, chicken-friendly opinion.

    -Dave
     

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