Old flock is Gone, Looking for a New One!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thegreatfandango, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. thegreatfandango

    thegreatfandango Out Of The Brooder

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    So long story short is I had a flock of hens which I had to sell off because we moved from the farm where we lived and I moved into a residential neighborhood where I was told I couldn't do chickens. After moving I started doing some research and discovered that I can have chickens, but have to be careful due to neighbors having the power to cause me problems if they are a noise issue. So I am going to get a new flock in the spring (probably as chicks). I previously had

    Americana
    Barred Rock
    Cuckoo Maran
    Welsummer
    Rhode Island Red
    Silkies

    I am wonder what chickens are a good neighborhood bird (ie quiet!), I want to be courteous and reapectful, so my neighbor never even know there are chickens.

    What are the most quiet breed? (I know RIR, Leghorns, and Silkies are incredibly loud birds)
     
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG]

    I would say the Americanas (EEs), Welsummers, and Silkies are the quietest on your list. Good luck!
     
  3. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get a flock of Silkies and no roos as they are the loud ones, they are cute, small, gentle, and very fluffy, with any luck your neighbors just might enjoy watching the fluffy birds in your coop, or they may even mistake them for some kind of cat lol I have had that happen
     
  4. Fool

    Fool Out Of The Brooder

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    Our noisiest birds are the barred rocks followed by the silkies. The quieter birds I have are the black australorp, black copper marans and a buckeye. The buckeye gets picked on by everyone (including the silkies). I think she's quietly trying not to be seen.
     
  5. thegreatfandango

    thegreatfandango Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkies where incredibly loud, second only to the RIR. The silkies would wake me up and both were hens! I had terrible luck with my welsummers both were psycho killers (extreme feather pickers!!!!). Our barred rock only made noise if you picked them up. Keep the suggestions coming though I love to hear what everyone thinks!

    Anyone have any experience with Red/Black Sex-Link/Star and how noisy they are? Similar to RIR?
     
  6. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I have never heard my silkies make any noise at all except for the rooster crow-offs in the morning....

    However, I would say that my NNs never make any noise at all....although, that is a breed most either love or hate. Myself, I love them [​IMG]
     
  7. thegreatfandango

    thegreatfandango Out Of The Brooder

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    NN do ok with cold? I don't have room in my coop to accommodate a heat lamp.
     
  8. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everything I have read said that they do surprisingly well with the cold...there is another thread running right now about just that...I really love them, they are so personable and sweet [​IMG]

    Here is what my 16 year old son thinks about his NN, Beardie [​IMG]

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  9. thegreatfandango

    thegreatfandango Out Of The Brooder

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    I think there cool. They look like a vulture![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are great chickens, calm and docile. They come in a variety of colors...check out the Naked neck/Turken thread on here. I have a couple of my others posted there and many others have theirs posted too...they are great chickens [​IMG]
     

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