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

    Nov 20, 2007
    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?)
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2008
  2. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2008
    Rome Ga
    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

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    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...

  4. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    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

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

  5. annmarie

    annmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    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

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    silkie,.. by far
  8. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    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

    Jul 1, 2008
    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.


    hanging Chad in Florida

  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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