Name your quietest chicken breed - Poll

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

  1. Iceblink

    Iceblink Songster

    My Barred Rock and Black Star (sl) were fairly quiet. My Buff Orp was fairly quiet most of the time, but she was definately louder than the other two. Usually before and after she had laid an egg.

    A little off topic: too bad Sex Links aren't actual breeds, I adored mine, and everyone on here seems to be really happy with theirs.
  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Well, let's see - my French Cuckoo Marans are very quiet. Also, my Black Ameraucana (not EE) is quiet (unless I try to pick her up, then she screams like a banshee!!) [​IMG]
  3. blueskylen

    blueskylen Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    my EE's only give a tiny whistle type of chirp - very quiet and musical.
    the black australorps are by far the noisiest and very loud!
  4. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    That's interesting! My EE's are loud!! Probably has to do with what breeds are used to make them.
  5. Barn Maid Ann

    Barn Maid Ann Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    Punta Gorda, FL
    Quote:My two EE hens are my quietest ones. I've only ever heard just a little noise out of them when being chased by the roo's, but not much even then. The loudest noise I get from them is their thundering footfalls as they run for treats. [​IMG]

    My Golden Comets talk to me in a quiet voice, but everyone in the county knows when they have laid an egg!

    My cute little Silver Spangled Hamburg hens are relatively quiet until you have to catch them up. OMG! I swear they actually yell "HELP, HELLLLLLP!!!" LOL

    Andalusian hens are pretty quiet. Roosters NEVER shut up.
    Ditto on the WFBlack Spanish. Though the rooster isn't quite as noisy in the coop, but once free ranging, its a crowing freeforall.
  6. glowworm

    glowworm Songster

    Jun 10, 2008
    SacraTomato, CA
    My light brahma hen is the quietest out of 5 different breeds I have. I never hear anything from her. My RIR is the talker, but only when there is something to make noise about.
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Our three EEs make no noise.

    Buff Orp is quiet

    Cinnamon Queen is quiet.

    LOUD: (In order of loudness)

    Barred Rock
    Black Star
    Partridge Rock
    Red Star
    White Rock
    Leghorns (White and Light Brown)
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Cochins are my quietest breed by far. The rooster crows once or twice in the morning and that is it.
  9. Jamie821

    Jamie821 Songster

    Sep 26, 2008
    Niota, Tennessee
    I have twelve breeds and the quietest by far is my cuckoo marans. Hardly hear a peep out of them even at feeding time they just rush for me but quietly.
  10. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Dorkings. That includes the rooster.

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