New member in Fort Worth Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ModestMichelle, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. ModestMichelle

    ModestMichelle New Egg

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    Hello!

    I am closing on my first home next month, and I am most excited about learning and eventually starting my own backyard chicken coop!

    I do have a question, and being new, i am not sure where to post it: What is a good, QUIET, breed of chicken?

    Thank you!!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Hens generally don't make very much noise except right after laying an egg, they sing the "egg song" Google it it's pretty funny. The Learning Center is a great place to start.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays! X2 on the BYC Breeds section for reviews. The Henderson chicken breed chart also compares a lot of common breeds. http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html#j
    While most hens are not that noisy, the bigger heavy breeds like Wyandottes, Australorps, Orpingtons, Plymouth Rocks etc are generally a little quieter than the lighter ones like Leghorns, and come in different colors. If you are going for a straight egg layer, the various red sex links are hard to beat so far as numbers of eggs go.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies are on the quiet side but, not great egg layers.
     
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    You need to figure out what you are looking for as far as egg's and temperament of the lady's or how they will look in your new back yard
    and con grad's on the new home [​IMG]and then you might want to thank about locking them up at night for safety [​IMG] ....

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  9. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Best of luck with getting chickens - I agree about sex links as good egg layers, we have had them for 6 years now and they are excellent. They are also quiet and we don't hear anything from them usually.

    Enjoy the site!
     

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