How much noise do they make?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by GBov, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much noise would 10 to 15 meaties make? And would hen chicks be quieter than boys?

    I really want to get some stealth chickens but dont want to get busted lol The time that meaties are around is appealing, as is the fact they dont like to move round as much as proper chickens do so keeping them in a smaller area isnt going to be hard on them. The only thing that might get me caught is if they are noisy so I thought I would ask all you lovely people who have had them [​IMG]

    SO, how much noise do they make?
     
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not much at all.... they don't crow or cackle... so your ok in that department.
     
  3. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh GREAT!!! The new back yard (moving soon [​IMG]) is privacy fenced so I thought I would make a run and use the old shed and grow lots of vines and greenery to help hide and shade them. I figured if I did batches of 15 they wouldnt need that much room and if they arnt noisy then I think stealth poultry is in my future.

    Sadly no hens for eggs, they are just TOOOOO loud when they lay an egg, twould give the game away [​IMG]
     
  4. jensen

    jensen Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, there really isn't that much noise...at least to my ears!
     
  5. logan

    logan Out Of The Brooder

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    not much [​IMG]
     
  6. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do however squawk when you trip on them or step on their toes when you are trying to fill their feeders as they are rushing it. Otherwise they are extremely quiet!
     
  7. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will make noise- enough that if you're trying to keep them secret and you have neighbors, they will probably know something is up, but they certainly don't make enough noise to be annoying. My 6 layers make more noise than my 75 meaties, except around feeding time.
     
  8. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL

    I have planned a totally enclosed run with an easy access feeding area so hopefully wont be tripping over them [​IMG]

    Getting rather excited now, after looking at the city codes I had given up on chickens till this idea popped into my head. Small numbers often will supply us with chicken with the least chance of detection.

    Well, thats the plan anyway [​IMG]
     
  9. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Plant something especially fragrant in your yard so the STINK of their poop doesn't give them away! [​IMG]
     
  10. tropicalchicken

    tropicalchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    They do poop tons. The stink was bad enough that I have not grown any more, and I have fifty other chickens, so that is saying something. I found them to be extremely easy to take care of, with very little noise.
     

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