how loud?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AprilW, May 1, 2011.

  1. AprilW

    AprilW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently only have experience with bantams, but we've talked about adding a roo to our standard egg layers (barred rocks) so that we can hatch out replacement hens each year and put the roos in the freezer without having to buy more chicks every spring. I keep only 1-2 banty roos and they're fairly quiet so my neighbors don't hear them with the coop location - we can't even hear them inside the house. Would a standard rooster be much louder? My neighbors don't mind provided they don't hear the chickens or smell them.
     
  2. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1/4 mile at least. Picture the rooster holding a microphone with the volume on high. [​IMG] I am literally half deaf and the roos get on my one nerve when I am working in the garden. Tuesday is the slated day for Thighs and Drumsticks. I can delay no longer. That still leaves me with 5, not counting the silkies. I have over 40 chickens.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    As a general rule, LF roosters are much louder than bantams, the lower pitch makes it carry farther.. Some of it depends upon how much of a barrier there is- we have 3/4 acre of woods between the pen and the neighbors, but they still hear it. Luckily, they have chickens much closer on the other side.
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Yes, Standard rooster are a whole lot louder than Bantam boys. My barn is pretty far away from the house so I can't really hear my roosters crowing in the morning.
     

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