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Noisy, noisy, noisy hens!!

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Forget the rooster!  He only crows when it is light out or he feels threatened.  The HENS on the other hand, are making such a racket whenever any of them decide it is time to lay (I think that is the trigger) they ALL set up a ruckus!  It can go on for twenty minutes! 

Since they are new to this:  is it because they are new and they're freaking out?  Is it encouragement to the one laying?  They are laying during the night,  usually 5 to 6 AM and then he starts up at 6!

Will this continue?  The neighbor across the street (8 acres away!) told me he could hear them.   Now what??

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Do you have a light on in the coop at night ??

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post #3 of 22

One of us has confused chickens! gig

My hens and both roos get all worked up about anyone's egg, and yes, they go on for quite some time. But only in the daylaight.
I am amazed at how polite your roo is- my EE roo starts around 2:30-3:00 am!

Best start giving your neighbor lots of free eggs, they probably won't change.

Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
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post #4 of 22

Only 20 minutes?

You're LUCKY!!!!  lollollol

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Last weekend I awoke to hear our BR going on and on and on...!  Turns out she was sitting on the BSL's egg while trying to lay her own.  As soon as I took it away from her she quieted down.  she's my noisy-est bird anyway.  big-time honker.

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I have the same problem with my 3 girls.  Since we live in the city and close to our neighbors, I'm certain we'll get the phone call.  Ours will go on for 15 to 20 minutes easily.  Would love to know what they are saying :o)

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1 wonderful husband, 2 boys, 2 shepard labs, 1 pug, 2 RIR and 2 BR.
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post #7 of 22

My more experienced hens have quieted down since they first started laying, but they still make quite a to-do over it.  Maybe there's hope for yours???

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You have 2 hands, one for helping yourself and one for helping others.


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post #8 of 22

Chickens are just crazy!

Sometimes mine just hop out of the nest and walk away from their egg.
Other times they have to announce the egg's arrival for (what feels like) half the day!

And sometimes I think they squawk the "I've got an egg!!" just so they can watch me bolt out of the house to steal the invisible egg and quiet them down. roll

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3 hens - Zelandia(Australorp), Butter(Delaware), Lavender(EE bantam) 1 Pullet - Pixie (Silkie)
RIP Honey
Check out my chicken blog! http://dustbathladies.blogspot.com/
Lots of chickens, crafts, canning and gardening!
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post #9 of 22

My RIR, SLW and Barred rocks are pretty loud.  My BO's and light brahma are very quiet.  Of course, most of them haven't started laying yet (freeloaders!) so we'll see if that changes. 

Is there a consensus opinion on noisy vs. quiet breeds?

1 Dark Brahma, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 3 Buff Ophingtons, 1 White Rock, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Sumatra, 1 Red Sex Link, 1 Light Wheaten Ameracauna, 5 Easter Eggers, 3 Barred Rocks, and 1 Speckled Sussex
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1 Dark Brahma, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 3 Buff Ophingtons, 1 White Rock, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Sumatra, 1 Red Sex Link, 1 Light Wheaten Ameracauna, 5 Easter Eggers, 3 Barred Rocks, and 1 Speckled Sussex
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This thread made me laugh! I have one Cuckoo who must be bragging after she lays each time, it just goes on and on! I don't know if she is aware of it or not, but she was the last to lay! (I might not mention that - don't want to hurt her feelings!) wink
We live in the city too, my neighbors are super nice, so for Christmas I plied them with eggs and one of our dressed meat chickens!

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A man, a woman, a teenager, a princess, a boy, the twins, two easter eggers, a silver laced wyandotte ,and  two cuckoos (meaties again soon)...we miss our newfie mix luke.
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