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Quietest Cock?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by crait, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are some of the quietest breeds of chickens?
    [​IMG] Just a simple question. [​IMG]
     
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  2. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    probably depends on the roo
     
  3. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of the ones I've ever had...lol I could lay in bed at four in the morning and tell you exactly what rooster was crowing. The Buttercups definitely were shrill and the Marans were like foghorns.
     
  4. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie roo is not too bad...he doesn't seem to crow too often and not too early either...so I can keep him as he doesn't disturb the neighbors like the last white rock roo did! [​IMG]
     
  5. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seramas are suppost to have a softer crow, but the 2 I had crowed from sun up to sun down,they never shutup!!!!
     
  6. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive noticed bantam seabrights aren't usually too bad
     
  7. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Compared to other roos in my area my OEG is quiet but I can still hear him get started around 4:30am. He crows for about 2 hours, then several times thru the day until the sun goes down. He crows alot when he sees me coming with food:)
     
  8. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Alas, one that has no simple answer.

    When it comes to cocks, it is relative. Quiet to you will likely NOT be to your neighbor.
    I've had hens that made as much noise as any cock.
    Some breeds are reputed to be docile, but much depends on your tolerance. And every breed has strains that cross the line.

    Some generally accepted "docile" breeds are Brahmas, Wyandottes, Australorps. I'd start with those.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2008
  9. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My large fowl Cochin is one of my most quiet.
     
  10. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!
    My cockerel hasn't started crowing yet, so I was wondering.
    My step-father was giving me 'a talking to' about him crowing and the neighbors. I'm glad to see that Wyandottes are generally pretty quiet because that's what he is!
     

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