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Quiet Chicken Breeds

No breed of chicken is entirely quiet, but there are several that make hardly any audible fuss at all. This only applies to the hens, though - cockerels will always crow, no matter what breed you have.

The more docile breeds are the quietest ones. Bantams tend to match their smaller size with smaller voices.


A Rhode Island Red Chickens
A Rhode Island Red hen

Amongst the breeds reckoned to be the quietest are:

  • Ameraucana
  • Australorp
  • Brahma
  • Buff Orpington
  • Cochin
  • Java
  • Nankin Bantam
  • Plymouth Rock Bantam
  • Rhode Island Red
  • Rosecomb Bantam
  • Sebright Bantam
  • Wyandotte

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Dave, 1 July 2021

I'm ready to roll, coup run the whole shooting match, just need 4 hens to get the show on the road. we're located in the Newark area, will travel to collect. Regards Dave