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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Justin P, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Justin P

    Justin P Out Of The Brooder

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    First of all hello to everyone on BYC, I have read your forums and post for a year while planning my coop. I am currently building something like the Wichita coop with a few alterations. I live in a neighborhood and have my coop place near my shed to help block noise. I have a six foot privacy fence and plan on doing some planting to help defuse any complaints. I would like to get three or four hens and am definately leaning towards Barred rocks or buff orps. So my question is which of these two breeds would most likely be the quietest. I know they all make noise i am just looking for suggestions. Thankyou for your help, Justin Perry.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Justin, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! I think both BRs and BOs are reckoned fairly calm, docile, and quiet birds. I have had both and found my BOs to be more quiet - not that the BRs were noisy....just a little more so than the Orps. Of course, I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to find folks on BYC that say just the opposite! I think you will be okay with either choice.
     
  3. dolphinlvr4

    dolphinlvr4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 very young BR chicks and so far they r very very calm n sweet. I'm also partial to golden buffs( sex links) cuz its a hybrid bird perfect for first timers like me. They are also lil egg laying machines n my neighbors didn't even know I had hens cuz they r so quiet. Good luck!
     
  4. eggorthechicken

    eggorthechicken The Henabler

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    Welcome! I think either would be just as quiet as the other however you may get some talkers. I got faverolles because I read how docile and quiet they were...holy moly...they are the most talkative birds I have...always got something to say. [​IMG] My cochins are my quiet ones. [​IMG]
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I heard Silkies are very quiet, just to confuse the issue LOL
     
  6. Justin P

    Justin P Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your post, I think I will just have to see what is available here soon, my coop is at least 80 feet from any house so I think it wont be a problem even if i get a chatter box. I was thinking about putting lattice up on the back to kind of shield it, I just got nervous reading some of the "neighbor wars" in some of the forums. I am surrounded by nice old people that will probably love some free eggs anyway.
     
  7. dolphinlvr4

    dolphinlvr4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just keep in mind with lattice that critters can still get in it coop/ yard. I lost my favorite hen to a weasel of all things. She was literally half gone n her head was missing. It was awful so I put wire mesh over the windows in the coop. I now have probably the most secure coop on the east coast lol.
     
  8. Justin P

    Justin P Out Of The Brooder

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    I should have clarified, I will put the lattice over my hardware screening, That is a sad story btw.
     
  9. dolphinlvr4

    dolphinlvr4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It certainly was a hard lesson but it won't happen n best of luck to you! :)
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Justin, welcome to BYC.
     

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