Let's Try this Again! Hello!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Neanerbeaner, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Neanerbeaner

    Neanerbeaner New Egg

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    My husband and I have decided to raise a small clan of chickens :) Our coop comes tomorrow (getting a chicken ARK) and we're picking up chickens this week!
    Where we are chickens are unlawful. We are JUST within city limits (our property backs up to out of city limits). Our neighbors already said they don't have a problem with hens (we wouldn't get a rooster anyway) so that part is squared away.
    I've spoken with a breeder of BLR and Marans. I was thinking 2 of each, or maybe 1 of each and an Ameracauna? We need breeds that are known to be fairly quiet. I know that personalities vary, but trying to stack the deck in our favor.
    Is there another breed you might suggest?
     
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad to have you with us. The breed will largely depend on what plan to do with them (eggs, meat, etc.).
     
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to the BYC forum! Considering that your neighbors are on board, you should not have a problem - fingers crossed. It never hurts to share some eggs once they are laying[​IMG]

    I haven't noticed big differences in how noisy my various breeds are. Buff Orpingtons are really friendly and Cochins are pretty quiet.
     
  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Hens really don't make much noise at all.. that is unless they're laying an egg. They can make a loud "bakbakbakBAK" sound when finished laying. I have never had one breed that was quieter then another. There may be some exceptions though.

    Good luck!

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  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi && Welcome!!
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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  9. gabirder

    gabirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the gateway to the Okefenokee Swamp and the Folkston Funnel - a train watchers paradise!
     
  10. 3LilBirds

    3LilBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi there & Welcome from Southern California! So glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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