What is your favorite breed of quiet calm hen?

jupitergirl

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 11, 2009
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1
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Wisconsin
looking to add new hens and am tired of flighty type birds. Was thinking Buff orpingtons maybe. thoughts?
 

sred98

Songster
12 Years
Jan 18, 2008
2,090
12
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Oklahoma
I agree! I loved my BO's. Sweetest, most laid back chickens I had. My dark cornish is pretty laid back, too, but I assume you are looking for a nice big egg layer.


Shelly
 

gocrow77

Crow's Nest
10 Years
May 13, 2009
1,174
8
163
Central MO
My Barred Rock girls are very quiet and very sweet, not too shy and laways looking for a shoulder to perch on or a handout. Alot more "outgoing" with us humans than the rest of my birds - with the exception of my silkies. Can't beat a silkie for being docile IMO.
 

GoldenSilverLaced

Songster
10 Years
May 1, 2009
161
3
119
East Central IL
My SLW is pretty quiet all the time and likes to roost on me, although she is slightly more skittish than my Golden Buff. Dunch (the Golden Buff) can be noisy when she wants to be put in the travel cage but it is not too bad and not all the time. She's friendly and inquisitive, both will eat out of people's hands.
 

Emzyyy

Runs with Deer
11 Years
Jul 14, 2008
2,952
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Derby Kansas
My Sebrights as long as you handle them more than once or twice a week. Mine love to be petted and sit on my shoulders.
 

JennsPeeps

Rhymes with 'henn'
11 Years
Jun 14, 2008
6,583
26
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South Puget Sound
It depends upon the invidivual bird. For every person who has a quiet buff there will be one who has a loud one. Our buff is pretty quiet (until you pick her up, then she honks) but my friend's cackles up a storm when she lays.

Our BSL is quiet until the RIR - and only the RIR - lays an egg.

The Australorp chatters constantly and never shuts up.

The barred rock we used to have honked all the time and did the egg song for anyone & everyone.

... ad infinitum...

You might get quiet BOs and you might get noisy ones.
 

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