What breed for in town?

openheartnurse

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jan 13, 2012
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I live in a smaller town (pop.16000), and I was looking to start raising about 4-6 egg laying chickens. Any suggestions for breed? Preferrably large brown egg layer, good temperment/quiet (neighbors)? I am completely new at this, so any information would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Will
 

flowerchild59

Songster
9 Years
Apr 25, 2010
1,152
19
184
Southern IL
My marans are surprisingly quiet, my naked necks never give anyone a moments peace, but I really like their temperment. My noisiest bird ever was a litle buff leghorn.
 

Resolution

Chillin' With My Peeps
10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
1,079
92
198
Ouray County, Colorado
Barnevelder, Huastec, Yokohama and Black Sumatrans are all surprisingly quiet. Barnevelder produce large russet brown eggs, Huastec produce medium sized cream pink eggs, Yokohama produce mineral tinted ivory eggs and Black Sumatrans produce white eggs.
 

OkChickens

Orpingtons Are Us
9 Years
Dec 1, 2010
1,498
26
163
Owasso, Oklahoma
I raised Welsummers for a while and mine "cackled" while egg laying. I had 13 hens and 2 Roos so it was a little noisy every morning until 11 or so. Besides that they are a great layers! Buff Orpingtons and Barred Rocks are fairly quiet and lay well, RSL (Red Sex Links) are Great layers. They are a hybrid and they are the best layers that I have ever had. Almost every day get an egg from every hen. I will get on a given day 46-48 eggs some times more from 50 hens. They lay great year around also!

Nate
 

sarahandbray

Songster
5 Years
Aug 12, 2014
677
63
123
I LOVE my Golden Comets for their amazing, big, shiny, dark brown eggs--and they lay faithfully almost every day. BUT...they are noisy when they come up to the pen to greet me. I personally love it--it's not obnoxiously loud--just friendly, but I'm not sure how "quiet" they would have to be to live in a town. They are fine for me in the 'burbs where people have 1-2 acres each.

-Sarah
 

fishnet1971

'Birds Momma
10 Years
May 25, 2010
5,584
421
366
'Bird 'n the Fluffy Butts coop in Ohio
Cochins
400
 

ADVaughn

Songster
Aug 21, 2016
200
99
106
I see this is an old post, but I'm facing the same issue. Really, though, if you have no roosters are hens really louder than a dog barking most of the time?
 

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