Quiet breeds

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AMEJN, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. AMEJN

    AMEJN New Egg

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    Where is a good place to get chickens that aren't chicks but not quite ready to lay?
     
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  2. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hope you have a great time and learn A LOT!

    I do not really know about that!! All i have are Barnyard Mixes, and they are very heat tolernat!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. Based on my personal experience over the past 50 years, the quietest breeds I've had have been Brahmas, Silkies, Cochins, Orpingtons, and Australorps. These breeds are all calm and gentle (my children made lap pets of them), and relatively quiet (as chickens go). Australorps are by a considerable margin the most heat hardy on this list, and the best layers. I've raised them where summer temperatures frequently reached 117-118 F (sometimes more), and while my other breeds were listless and panting with their wings held out, my Australorps were going about their business as usual. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breed you end up getting, good luck with your flock.
     
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  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on Michael's advice. Quite breeds include orpingtons, australorps, brahmas, barred rocks , wyandottes and cochins. Avoid little bantams. They tend to be very loud.

    Australorps, rhode island reds,wyandottes, leghorns and barred rocks are very good egg producing chickens. Orpingtons, brahmas and cochins are more of pets and not the best egg layers.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Great advice for you from the above posters. Good luck with your new chickens hope you find a breed that suits your needs.
    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat. Everyone here to help and very friendly :frow
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us. Good luck on your breed selections.
     
  8. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!![​IMG] So glad you decided to join us!

    If you have any questions, feel free to PM me!! [​IMG]

    -Turkenstein25
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    You've received some good advice already![​IMG]
     

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