Quiet Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AmyAnnette, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. AmyAnnette

    AmyAnnette New Egg

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    I need to know what breed of hens are considered the quietiest. Our neighbor's master bedroom windows are where we were planning to put the chicken shed.
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  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry... I'm just thinking of all the strange noises that come from my yard...
    I think it just depends on the bird. The smallest chicken I have makes the biggest racket. I think I really only have one "quiet" chicken.
     
  3. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should add that the more important having a quiet bird is to you, the more likely it is you'll get the LOUD exception to your chosen breed...!
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My loudest is Sasha, a Mille Fleur D'Uccle (Belgian D'Uccle). She sqwacks about EVERYTHING.
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  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I don't know if hens are that loud... I don't think my hens make very much noise at all... I have one bared rock, one RIR, two black sex links, one gold sex link, a silkie, and a pair of leghorns. Then again... I do have too many roosters. (5) and they are the only one's I hear at times if I pay attention. Maybe I'm going deaf.
     
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    My girls are mostly quiet. A few are noisier than others and I can't find a consistency between them. I'm sure some breeds tend to be louder than others, but as mentioned above, there are individual differences as well.

    My girls make the most noise when:

    1) They just laid an egg
    2) They want to lay an egg and someone else is in their "special nest box"
    3) There is a cat lurking about

    Other than that it is mostly quiet with a bit of clucking here and there.
     
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:Don't forget number 4) Their friend just laid an egg. [​IMG]
     
  9. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Quote:Totally true! [​IMG]
     
  10. urbanagrarian

    urbanagrarian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orpingtons have always seemed a little quieter to me. My noisiest hen is a black sex-link, but I'm not sure it's the case for others of her breed.

    In summer when the sun comes up early I sometimes cover the window in the coop when I close the hens up for the night to help reduce early morning clucking. it's not foolproof, but I do think it helps.

    Joan
    http://urban-agrarian.blogspot.com/
     

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