Quiet breeds? What's your take?

MrsDehmer

Hatching
Jun 20, 2017
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Laveen, AZ
Hello!

New to the forum and city chicken keeping, but an old dog to country flocks.

We just bought a house in a track neighborhood with an HOA. However, our home backs right up to a HUGE farm that has sheep, goats, ponies, ducks, geese and chickens. Our lot is also 10,000sf, with the majority of land running between the houses on either side of us. Phoenix, AZ allows chickens, but I'm sure our HOA does not...I'm not even going to ask.

In my experience some breeds seem louder than others. If my memory serves me well, my French Faverolles, Blue Laced Red Wyandottes and Speckled Sussex were quiet, while my Barred Rocks, RI Reds and Buff Orpingtons were loud.

What's your experience been?
 

Welshies

Crowing
May 8, 2016
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Alberta, Canada
Any bird can be loud, just as any bird can be quiet. I find ducks very quiet, especially muscovies. Quail are the quietest, and then chickens. Long crowers (google them) are made especially to crow loud and long and often the hens crow, too.
 

3SpeckledSussex

Chirping
5 Years
Apr 4, 2014
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Hello, I realize this is an older post but did you end up getting some chickens? If so what breed and are they quiet? I have speckled sussex and they are pretty talkative. My neighbors can hear them as we are in a subdivision as well.
 

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