Name your quietest chicken breed - Poll

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by annmarie, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. annmarie

    annmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because there are a lot of stealth chicken farmers (or just urban, trying to keep peace in the neighborhood), I was wondering if people could post here if they have a particular breed of chicken that seems quieter than most. I don't believe there is any breed that is necessarily touted as a "quiet" breed, but with so many chicken people here, maybe we could come up with a breed or two that seem more quiet than the rest. (Or maybe not!) So here goes, I only have one of these, but I've noticed my Golden Comet rarely makes any noise whatsoever. So my very unscientific contribution would be...

    Golden Comets (perhaps sex-links are quieter birds?)
     
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  2. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have'nt heard a peep out of those new silkies I got....maybe they are low noise maintenance birds too
     
  3. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started looking for "quiet" chickens on the internet. One that has my attention is the Pekin. It's a bantam. Looks like a Cochin but is not. They are supposed to be very quiet, non flighty (would work well in a backyard setting), very friendly & broody. I'm doing some more research on this bird. I may have just found the next breed I get...

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  4. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I don't believe that there's any difference between Cochins and Pekins - other than names (could be wrong [​IMG]). We had Cochin banties when I was a kid and I don't remember them being especially quiet. I've had one in more recent years. She was certainly quiet but the most picked on in a flock of mostly standards.

    Other than a few odd birds, I've had the following (along with Cornish X's, which I don't think you are asking about):

    Black Australorps
    Barred Rocks
    Buff Orpingtons
    Light Brahmas
    Ameraucana

    I'll say that the Buff Orpingtons were the quietest.

    Steve
     
  5. annmarie

    annmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So one vote for Golden Comets, one vote for Silkies, one for Buff Orpingtons, and one for Pekin Bantams (I looked these up and they're beautiful little birds!). That's not a lot of votes! Does this mean they're all a bunch of loud-mouths? [​IMG]
     
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  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    My Silkies are very quiet. The roosters hardly crow.
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    silkie,.. by far
     
  8. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    My silkie roos crow a BUNCH! My bantam cochins are the quietest of all my breeds. [​IMG]
     
  9. Pullet Pimp

    Pullet Pimp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the Poll

    Of all my girls (SLW, RIR, NHR, BR, and EE) I have to say that everyone except the EE's talk ALOT when I come into the coop and they expect treats. I have yet to hear the EE's make a sound. Not even when being chased by the others or receiving treats. So my vote is for the EE's, but since they are not a breed and there are so many different types I'm not sure this vote is valid.

    signed

    hanging Chad in Florida

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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My breeder quality dark RIRs are very quiet (though my hatchery ones were pretty loud).
    My Ameraucanas are really quiet (not EEs) as well.
     

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