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Which bantam breeds are quiet?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by guinea fowl galore, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
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    Not sure if this os in the right section.

    A friend of a friend has asked me what breed of chicken would be suitable for a roof top garden in an apartment block.
    I'm thinking bantam but I don't know which ones are the quietest. Silkies would probably be on the quieter side but what else?
     
  2. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say silkies are the best all around chicken [​IMG]
     
  3. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:most bantam hen are very quiet
     
  4. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    Quote:most bantam hen are very quiet

    Compared to standards, yes. But my Wyandotte bantams sure can whinge [​IMG]
     
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  5. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:most bantam hen are very quiet

    Compared to standards, yes. But my Wyandotte bantams sure can whinge [​IMG]

    crowing is only thing that naboiers are going grump about
     
  6. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Compared to standards, yes. But my Wyandotte bantams sure can whinge [​IMG]

    crowing is only thing that naboiers are going grump about

    bitch
     
  7. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:crowing is only thing that naboiers are going grump about
     
  8. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
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    Not necessarily. If a hen is being super noisy then that's just as bad as a rooster. To some people.
     
  9. kmerkley01

    kmerkley01 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Black Cochin Bantam hen, Charli, and she can be one of the loudest girls in our flock of 13. She is the only bantam that we have, with all the others being standard sized Barred Rock, Buff Orpingtons, RIR, and EE. When Charli gets wound up over something, anything, she can sound like a goose! [​IMG]

    To listen to Charli throw a fit over someone being in HER nesting box, watch this:

    [​IMG]


    I think noise level is a bird-to-bird thing. One of our Barred Rock girls is pretty quiet. Another is so freaking loud....all the time.
     
  10. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    Out of what I have had

    RIR: squeaks softly more than clucks, very quiet sweet noises. Only when she want treats!
    D'uccle: constantly makes noise but again, quiet just not as quiet as the RIR
    Faverolle: tal talk talk talk talk talk TALK I'd say she made 'medium noise"
    EE: make a very loud alarm noise at the slightest threat, she is a little flighty though, so maybe avoid the flighty ones?
    Plymouth rock: VERY noisy BLAH BLAH BLAH I LAID AN EGG! BLAH BLAH HAVE YOU SEEN MY EGG YET? BLAH BLAH BLAH!!
     

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