Need a Calm QUIET Rooster Breed if there is such a thing !!

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We only have a few chickens, 4 layers, and 2 new chicks small breed and though our Rooster wasn't aggressive to us he was crowing incessantly !!! I like the idea that my broody hens should be able to hatch the next generation of chickens, but ... now that he's gone it's sooo peaceful !!! Is there any breed of the more docile chickens like the Cochins or Australorp or Easter egger breeds that their Rosters are NOT constantly crowing ?? We had an aggressive but beautiful Rooster but removed him. I'm not the kind to tolerate that !!!
Any advice or suggestions ???
We also had an aggressive chicken we rehomed to a friend that free ranges her chickens and the chicken was really happy , but I'm trying to manage a happy flock but the pecking order victims I feel sorry for !! I'm hoping that they will eventually integrate now that the rooster is gone .... What did you do for your low chickens in the pecking order ???
 

aart

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Is there any breed of the more docile chickens like the Cochins or Australorp or Easter egger breeds that their Rosters are NOT constantly crowing ??
Short answer is No, sorry.
Any chicken can make 'too much noise'.

What did you do for your low chickens in the pecking order ???
Make sure they have plenty of space to stay away from their superiors.

New/younger birds really won't meld with the older birds until the youngsters begin to lay.

Here's some tips about....
Integration Basics:
It's all about territory and resources(space/food/water).
Existing birds will almost always attack new ones to defend their resources.
Understanding chicken behaviors is essential to integrating new birds into your flock.

Confine new birds within sight but physically segregated from older/existing birds for several weeks, so they can see and get used to each other but not physically interact.

In adjacent runs, spread scratch grains along the dividing mesh, best if mesh is just big enough for birds to stick their head thru, so they get used to eating together.

The more space, the better.
Birds will peck to establish dominance, the pecked bird needs space to get away. As long as there's no copious blood drawn and/or new bird is not trapped/pinned down and beaten unmercilessly, let them work it out. Every time you interfere or remove new birds, they'll have to start the pecking order thing all over again.

Multiple feed/water stations. Dominance issues are most often carried out over sustenance, more stations lessens the frequency of that issue.

Places for the new birds to hide 'out of line of sight'(but not a dead end trap) and/or up and away from any bully birds. Roosts, pallets or boards leaned up against walls or up on concrete blocks, old chairs tables, branches, logs, stumps out in the run can really help. Lots of diversion and places to 'hide' instead of bare wide open run.
Good ideas for hiding places:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/a-cluttered-run.1323792/
 

Folly's place

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Agree, all roosters will talk, depending on circumstances. Learn to love it, or don't have roosters at all.
Salmon Favorelles are pretty peaceful generally, and our white Chanteclers do crow, but are also have quiet temperaments. Your location, and breeding goals, must be considered!
Henderson's breed chart, and feathersite, are good places to look at all the many choices available.
Mary
 

Show Sebright

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I have a good sebright he only crow when her wants attention. It isn’t that often. He is jumping but nice.
Cochin Roos are a bit loud. The cockerel I had would crow from 6 to 7 and not do anymore. I had a crow collar but I didn’t tighten it to where it hurt him so it really just was a collar that he kept getting off.
Salmon Faverolls are nice gentle giants. They don’t perch, in my experience hate heights. But they are the definition of dumb. The one my friend has will walk into a walk straight up for an hour.
Abound Polish. My experience has told me that they can be nice and then can be evil. Like Pepper is nice when you hold him. But if your walk near him say bye you your feet. He can be temperamentall. They crow a lot too.
 

Jenessa_096

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I have a sebright he’s not that loud but you can definently hear him! He is a cutie, but we have to rehome him! 😢😔🐔❤️
 

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We only have a few chickens, 4 layers, and 2 new chicks small breed and though our Rooster wasn't aggressive to us he was crowing incessantly !!! I like the idea that my broody hens should be able to hatch the next generation of chickens, but ... now that he's gone it's sooo peaceful !!! Is there any breed of the more docile chickens like the Cochins or Australorp or Easter egger breeds that their Roosters are NOT constantly crowing ?? We had an aggressive but beautiful Rooster but removed him. I'm not the kind to tolerate that !!!
Any advice or suggestions ???
We also had an aggressive chicken we rehomed to a friend that free ranges her chickens and the chicken was really happy , but I'm trying to manage a happy flock but the pecking order victims I feel sorry for !! I'm hoping that they will eventually integrate now that the rooster is gone .... What did you do for your low chickens in the pecking order ???
You can try bantam roosters. They still crow a lot but seem a lot quieter. You can also buy a "no crow" rooster collar from amazon which will help make the sound a lot quieter.
 

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