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Silkies-are the roosters loud?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by annette'spets, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. annette'spets

    annette'spets Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    vero beach, Fl.
    My friend, who has 120 chickens of different breeds, said I could have six,young silkie roosters she is keeping separated in a small pen.
    I have a great place for them,perfect, but wondered if they crow loud. She said not really and not often. Just wanted more input before I make a mistake. Don't mind some crowing but not so much it can be heard like a regular rooster.
    Any advice would be appreciated.

  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I don't have silkies, but do have a few bantam roosters - MF cochins, a mottled cochin, silver laced cochins and a RIR.

    All have "smaller?", "softer?" or "quieter?" - (not sure which is the best description [​IMG] ) crows than my large fowl - orpingtons and EEs.
  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Yes. They crow as much as the big boys do. They have a different pitch and is not as loud as the full size boys, but it is very close in volume. You definitely know that they are there. Some of mine are quieter than others, but I have mostly decided it comes down to who is the rooster in charge. The lead guy always crows the most and the loudest it seems.
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    "loud" is a relative term. I would not take someone's word with 120 chickens as to what is loud or not, LOL. [​IMG]

    I have silkies, and some are shrill and piercing and crow a lot. Some are quiet and don't crow that much. The chance of six rejects being quiet and not crowing much, about zero! [​IMG]
  5. annette'spets

    annette'spets Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    vero beach, Fl.
    Thank you all for replies. That's about what I thought, MAYBE SOFTER, but..... roosters love to crow to each other .As cute as they are I'm going to have to pass. Promised my husband no more roosters, even small ones. We have 23 hens and one great Barred Rock rooster -he is quiet and doesn't crow much at all.Guess he stays too busy!
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