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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by safety123, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. safety123

    safety123 New Egg

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    I have had chickens off and on
    , while living in town

    This year I bought white buff horpingtons and brahmah,s hoping to keep the noice level down. No roosters. Any hopes?
     
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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us. The hens do make noises, but not as disturbing as roosters.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You picked some very nice breeds. Pretty, docile and friendly. As long as you don't keep roosters, the noise level is pretty low. Hens will cackle after laying an egg, (and not all hens sing the egg song) however for the most part, hens are pretty quiet.

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping your flock...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    You chose some wonderful breeds! Unfortunately, there is little you can do to keep chickens quiet, even hens. The hens won't crow or be as noisy as roosters, but they do still tend to cackle before/after laying an egg.

    Good luck with your flock!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Unfortunately, there isn't really anything you can do to keep even hens completely quiet. They will squawk after laying or if something startles them. There shouldn't be too much noise, however, as long as they are well cared for and entertained.
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Enjoy the wonderful breeds you've picked!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I've had both Brahamas and Buff Orpingtons (still have BOs) over the years, and as far as hens go, they are about as quiet as you can get. All breeds however will cluck and sing the egg song. I would advise keeping the coop as far away from your neighbors' property lines as is possible. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC & happy Thanksgiving!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the BYC flock.
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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