What Is A Good Backyard Chicken?

Ivan lee

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So I live in the suburbs and I want a quiet chicken. What is a good quiet chicken do you guys recommend? Also I want a rooster that would be quiet but also protect the flock. Again what breed do you guys recommend?
 

Aapomp831

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So I live in the suburbs and I want a quiet chicken. What is a good quiet chicken do you guys recommend? Also I want a rooster that would be quiet but also protect the flock. Again what breed do you guys recommend?
There is no such thing as a quiet chicken, and most definitely no such thing as a quiet rooster.... chickens make a lot of noises to communicate, especially when laying eggs. And roosters crow all day long to make sure everyone on the general vicinity knows that’s his territory and his females.
 

Sally PB

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Are you allowed to have roosters where you are? There is no ensuring a "quiet" rooster. Some will crow more than others, but any rooster will belt it out if he feels like it.

That said, my Black Australorp pullets are nice and quiet. They make hardly any noise at all.
 

HappyClucker7

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What do you want the chickens for? Do you want them for meat, eggs, both, or just for pets?
No rooster is quiet, unless you get a bantam. But, a bantam won't be able to protect the flock. He can watch for dangers and alert the hens if he sees a predator, but he can't fight off a hawk, fox, raccoon, etc. If alerting is enough for you, then get some kind of bantam. If not, then you will have to get some other breed that will be loud.
 

Aapomp831

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What do you want the chickens for? Do you want them for meat, eggs, both, or just for pets?
No rooster is quiet, unless you get a bantam. But, a bantam won't be able to protect the flock. He can watch for dangers and alert the hens if he sees a predator, but he can't fight off a hawk, fox, raccoon, etc. If alerting is enough for you, then get some kind of bantam. If not, then you will have to get some other breed that will be loud.
I’ve had several bantam roosters and they were all super loud... crowed constantly
 

nuthatched

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I belive quiet chickens are found right next to the unicorns.
Lol, in all seriousness, while there are some breeds that aren't as vocal, it really depends on the individual chicken.
If your neighborhood won't allow roosters, it's best not to have one, but if you can one, my brahma crows only a few times a day and he lacks the ear piercing shriek of some breeds.
Brahmas are are known to be calm, usually calmer breeds tend to be quieter.
 

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