Quieter Hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by busymom791113, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. busymom791113

    busymom791113 New Egg

    Nov 2, 2013
    Starting my first small flock after the new year. We are in an HoA and must stay quiet. We are also in the southwest... What would be a good hen that is quiet and heat tolerant? I am also not going to have more than 2 so the hens must be ok to have just one close chicken friend.
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Does your HOA prohibit hens?

    No hen will be entirely quiet. They are nowhere near as loud as a barking dog though. They sing the egg song, which can be very loud, but for a relatively short time. After they lay, they typically settle down to more of their bok bok noises.

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