how noisy will the chickens get?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by gottsegnet, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. gottsegnet

    gottsegnet Songster

    Mar 19, 2009
    And I guess specifically how much louder will eight to twelve birds be than four? We just got four chicks for eggs but would like to try raising some for meat. There aren't any laws out where we live, but it is a neighborhood situation and I don't want to bother our neighbors.

    I'm just wondering if it will be possible to have a few extras without anyone really noticing noise-wise.
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Meat birds don't really make much noise at all. We always got rooster to raise because they get bigger then the hens do and they just started to learn to crow just when it was about time to butcher them anyway. (8-10 weeks) Just get cornish rock hens if you are afraid of the noise. I would get the twelve. It is not going to make any difference. You will enjoy the meat. Best of luck to you!!
  3. jaku

    jaku Songster

    I've never heard any of my birds crow- cluck a lot, but no crowing.
  4. Riparian

    Riparian Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    Ontario Canada
    Your egg layers will make lots of noise depending on breed. No roosters = No crowing. Cornish x meatbirds are docile and quiet who bock and cluck now and again.
  5. obsessed

    obsessed Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Slidell, LA
    I have 25 meaties and i don't think they make much noise. I live in suburbia and they are a none issue. Of coarse the will be gone before they crow.

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