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Author Topic: Substitute for noisy cockerels  (Read 224 times)

DippyEgg

  • Joined May 2017
Substitute for noisy cockerels
« on: April 01, 2024, 05:41:22 pm »
We used to keep cockerels in order to breed birds for the table. Our neighbour isn't keen as they wake her up. She's about 300 metres away . So we need to switch to something that doesn't wake her up in the morning!
Turkeys? Or ducks? Any other ideas?
Thanks

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Substitute for noisy cockerels
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2024, 06:19:38 pm »
Earplugs, its the bleedin' countryside, does she moan about the dawn chorus ?

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Substitute for noisy cockerels
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2024, 06:48:27 pm »
Ducks are loud but mostly in the daytime

Richmond

  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Re: Substitute for noisy cockerels
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2024, 07:02:35 pm »
Ducks will be quiet overnight, but they will be noisy as feeding time approaches, morning or evening! They are probably your best bet though compared to turkeys, geese or cockerels.

DippyEgg

  • Joined May 2017
Re: Substitute for noisy cockerels
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2024, 08:31:04 pm »
Thanks
Yes ear plugs would be a good idea . Yes it's the countryside and they are farmers......

DippyEgg

  • Joined May 2017
Re: Substitute for noisy cockerels
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2024, 08:32:46 pm »
Ducks will be quiet overnight, but they will be noisy as feeding time approaches, morning or evening! They are probably your best bet though compared to turkeys, geese or cockerels.

I quite like the look of runner ducks. Or Aylesburies.

Richmond

  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Re: Substitute for noisy cockerels
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2024, 08:19:50 am »
Ducks will be quiet overnight, but they will be noisy as feeding time approaches, morning or evening! They are probably your best bet though compared to turkeys, geese or cockerels.

I quite like the look of runner ducks. Or Aylesburies.

Go for runners if you have lots of space. I have runner crosses, they are great and spend all day trundling round our holding and the fields beyond. Proper Aylesburys are huge and quite rare these days. Most things being advertised as Aylesburys are commercial crosses.

 

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