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How loud is a cockadoodledoo

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by iwanteggs, May 24, 2007.

  1. iwanteggs

    iwanteggs Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have a rooster because I do not want to alarm the neighbors. Are bantam birds not as loud? And from what I read a Bantam rooster should do fine with a full size haram.
     
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The loudness of crowing is varied and unfortunately, there is no one size or breed that is more quiet than others. It is an individual thing. I have had giant standard cochins with a low, quiet crow, and little bantams with a crow that was more like a squeak. Ive also had bantams and large fowl that could knock your socks off with their crow. If you want a rooster with a quiet crow, the best way is to search among your friends for an adult rooster who is already known to be quiet.


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  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

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    Bantams are just as loud. My little guy has no problem with being heard![​IMG]
     
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    The loudness of a roo is directly dependent on 2 things.
    1) How early he hops the run fence to come stand under your window to yell "It's MORRRRRNING"
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    2) How late you were PLANNING on sleeping in. [​IMG]

    Every roo is different. I had a cochin roo whose voice was deep and more booming than loud. And a banty up the road right now is loud enough for me to hear clearly 5 acres away.
     
  5. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would venture to say that my roo has a decent crow. I keep them in the Coop until I decide to go and let them out. That way he can crow his fool head off and I never hear it in the house when I am sleeping. Once I get up and let them out, he continues to crow all thru the day. I have only a few neighbors and the closest ones are a quarter mile away so I dont have to worry about them. That is my solution to sleeping in. Hope it helps.
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  6. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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