hmmm. YOU guys decide what kind of hens i should get!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Horseychicken, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Horseychicken

    Horseychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    ok im going to get 4 hens. but please make sure the breed is quiet. i wnt all different breeds. im getting a rir for sure, and im thinking a buff orpington, and a plymouth rock. tell me about another city chickens that is a different color. maybe a star? thank you!
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  2. Horseychicken

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    are australops good and quiet?
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Where are you located? Climate will play a role in deciding a breed.

    Do you prefer large fowl or bantam?

    Preferred egg color?
     
  4. Horseychicken

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    i live in st clair michigan. i really dont care agout eggg clor, but they need to lay often
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Look at speckled sussex; they are friendly and very good looking! Green or blue eggs? Try an easter egger or Americana. Mary
     
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    Forgot to mention Marans, the hens lay a dark brown egg. Mary
     
  7. Horseychicken

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    oh thanks! yeah, i looked atamericaunas. are they quiet?
     
  8. Folly's place

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    I've never noticed "quiet"; hens talk, roosters crow, probably more active/nervous birds will be noisier? The hens do announce egg laying times, and alert about danger to them. You can select for less active flyers, helps keep them out of the neighbor's yard. Mary
     
  9. Horseychicken

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    othanks yourevery helpful! sorrt, immtypingbsloppy. :)
     
  10. EggsAllDay

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    I have a barnvelder. she's a big ol fat girl who lays pretty good. She's only noisy when she's irritated at my orpington or sumatran. But would recommend a bernvelder, Easter Egger, or perhaps an Australorp? I don't have one of those, but I hear good things. In terms of quite chickens.... I have 7 different chickens, 7 different breeds- and I would have a hard time picking a "quietest" one.
     

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