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What is the quietest rooster you can get?

hey im just wondering what is the most quietest rooster you can get, i got given out to from my neighbours about the noise of the sussex rir buff orp black rock nd polish roosters, so im gettin rid of them , would a silkie be quieter or just more of a brief crow?

maddog
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

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Moderator
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

There's hardly a peep out of my silky lad. It depends on his mood. The fact that he's a bantam would affect it too.

Pat. 10
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Polish roosters are very noisy

J.C
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

I have two bantam roosters and they are more likely to be noisy together, trying to out-crow each other. Mostly they are pretty quiet.

Sarah F
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

pekins are quiet crowers, its more of a squawk than a big crow.!!!

the chicken ranch
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Sorry I forget to say NOT very noisy.

J.C
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Both my silkie rooster and my speckled susses are very quiet, they are barely 3 feet from the bedroom window and even when it is open you can only hear them if you are already awake. I used to have a rhode island rooster who was unbelievably loud.

Artemis Fowl
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

so so my coop is about 50 foot from my house 70ft from my neigjhbours and about 100 ft from my other neighbours, i want one that wont be 2 loud but if u wanted to u could listen to him if you were nearer to him, is any of you going to the roscommon sale sunday?

maddog
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

I don't have any roosters, but I read recently that the "big boys" have deeper voices, so the crow is not as shrill, and so not as likely to be annoying. Brahmas maybe? My previous neighbour had loads of cockerels. When he got one first, the first time I heard it (at about 4 o'clock one morning) I thought "Aaagh!" - but after a day or so, it became "normal" noise and I didn't even hear it. To be honest, in the Springtime, the field of sheep and lambs a quarter of a mile away, kept me awake all night - mmmBAAaaaaaa! BAAAaaaaa! Don't they ever sleep? :D :D

Alice
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

o rite , well i looked at a pekin on youtube and yet their 2 noisy :( i cant have my flock without a cock because i had ones for so long i had a rooster b4 my first hen :o

maddog
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

cockrels are for hearing! enjoy them while you can

dgsdg
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

id love to but got in trouble for to much noise i want a rooster that will crow but not loudly

maddog
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Would the problem have been that there was more than one, so they kept answering each other? Maybe if there was only one, he wouldn't crow so much -he'd be too busy!

Alice
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

i used to live in a terace had 5 cocks crowing i was known as the bird man nice neighbours but had a cock loose they all fed him walked around the place like he owned it then again had a pet badger all the neighbours loved him they didnt know wat i would have next i could writh a book on the animals that i had live in the country now

hunt
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

i have a silkie cock an a buff sussex cock and they have 1 or 2 "conversations" during the day but are mainly quiet. since they are locked in at night they dont start crowing at 4am! like alice ,iam kept awake by cows an sheep but if your in the country you go with the flow.

pearl
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

do they not crow at first light pearl

hunt
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

i read on the internet that if you lower the coop roof to a point when the cock cant raise his head he wont crow til you let him out

maddog
Thursday, July 29th, 2010

That would be kind of uncomfortable for all the hens too though. Could you put him somewhere else - like in a box in the garage or something at night where it's dark (and he won't be heard too easily) and not let him out until a reasonable time?

Alice
Thursday, July 29th, 2010

no its wouldnt be uncomfortable coz hes a good 9 inches higher than the hens hell have to perch for the night and he can crow wen he gets out

maddog
Thursday, July 29th, 2010

have a leghorn and silkie cocks had the same problem sound
proofed the 2 coops lock them up at night leave them out
in morning at 730 no problem

moleary
Thursday, July 29th, 2010

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