Noisy Chickens!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PoultryQueen29, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a barred rock pullet chick and an ameraucana pullet chick. I cannot have a rooster or any loud noisy chickens because my neighboors will complain and I will have to get rid of my chickens. Will these hens be noisy? I've heared that the barred rocks can be very loud and noisy when they are about to lay an egg and I cant have that.
     
  2. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it really depends on the individual birds. I can tell you that most hens I've had can be pretty loud when singing their egg song.

    are chickens legal to own in your area? If so, then the neighbors can't make you get rid of them. Noise ordinances take into account the fact that animals will make some amount of noise. Chickens aren't loud at night when noise laws are strictest. Roosters will crow at night if disturbed by a light.
     
  3. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it really depends on the individual birds. I can tell you that most hens I've had can be pretty loud when singing their egg song.

    are chickens legal to own in your area? If so, then the neighbors can't make you get rid of them. Noise ordinances take into account the fact that animals will make some amount of noise. Chickens aren't loud at night when noise laws are strictest. Roosters will crow at night if disturbed by a light.

    They are not legal to my area even though the town next to me is legal for chickens. There are people currently trying to make them legal though. When they sing is it really frequent and could it pass as an ordinary bird or does it sound like a crowing chicken.​
     
  4. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. bigg redd

    bigg redd New Egg

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    [​IMG] hey there new to this chicky thing and lovin it .My girls have lots to say and in volumes, especially 1 ,I named her after my boss...[​IMG] I have 7 red Sussex,all beautiful,but then I'm, biased.
     
  6. MaureenC

    MaureenC Out Of The Brooder

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    I got buff orpingtons for just that reason - they are soooo mellow & quiet. I love them.

    Will they sing such a loud egg song when they start laying? It's hard to imagine them doing that - they are so quiet now...
     
  7. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my neighbor 4 houses down, opposite side of the highway, can hear my birds' egg song when his windows are open. He said he hears them better than the crow of the rooster.

    ETA: I have easter eggers
     
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  8. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE hens make a racket that rivals the neighborhood roosters when they're about to lay an egg! But- that only lasts a few minutes, and then they're quiet for the rest of the day.

    Would it help to take the neighbors some fresh eggs (when they're available) and ask them to let you know if the chickens are making too much noise?
     
  9. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] oh boy. this could be a problem. I guess I will ask the guy who runs the hatchery what his ameraucana and barred rock hens sound like. Thanks for the replies everyone!
     
  10. HiddenHens987

    HiddenHens987 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 barred rock and 2 RIR. The rhodies are somewhat loud but the barred rocks seem to be pretty melow. My 4 are pullets, no roo's.
     

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