Quiet breeds? What's your take?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MrsDehmer, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. MrsDehmer

    MrsDehmer Hatching

    Jun 20, 2017
    Laveen, AZ

    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?
  2. Welshies

    Welshies Crowing

    May 8, 2016
    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.
  3. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Araucana enthusiast

    Mar 16, 2016
    North Central IN
    My Coop
    My Golden Comet (a red sex-link) never makes a peep. Well, only when she spots a predator. She doesn't even sing an egg song..
  4. 3SpeckledSussex

    3SpeckledSussex Chirping

    Apr 4, 2014
    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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