What kind of chickens should I order?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kmdsparrow, May 13, 2010.

  1. kmdsparrow

    kmdsparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just starting in this world of raising chickens for eggs and am very excited. I live in New York City and though it is legal to have chickens, I don't want to annoy my neighbors. Are there chickens that are quieter than others or chickens that are very noisy that I should avoid?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some breeds that are very quiet, gentle, calm and kid friendly and also lay lots of eggs are Brahmas, Buff Orpintons and Delawares. Also silkies are really cute and friendly too!!
     
  3. dawnchick

    dawnchick Out Of The Brooder

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    My Pet Chicken and Henderson's both are good resources for info on breeds. Of course, the main thing is to avoid a rooster. My noisiest hens are my Speckled Sussex, and the quietest are my Buff Orpingtons.
     
  4. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roosters are noisey, they crow but my hens only make noise when they get upset. I have barred rocks, australorp, and isa browns, lay brown eggs
     
  5. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    First of all, [​IMG]

    Some breeds that are especially friendly and calm are Buff Orpingtons and Easter Eggers, Brahmas, Delewares, and New Hampshire Reds. Rhode island reds are loud, and leghorns and campines can be kind of mean. Good Luck!
     
  6. zDoc

    zDoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] You came to the right place....I learn something here everyday. [​IMG]
     
  7. kybeagle

    kybeagle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that the Easter Eggers, Turkens, and Barred Rocks are all quiet and calm! That is what I ordered!
     
  8. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i live pretty close to the neighbors and they dont like noise so i decided to order a silkie, cochin, brahma, jersey giant, orpington, and a easter egger. I cant wait till next week when they arrive [​IMG]
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My quietest chicken is my BO. However, she did flare her neck feathers and BAWK!!! at my dog, the other day. But that's okay, because he needed it.
     

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