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MY CHICKENS CLUCK LOUD REALLY EARLY IN THE MORNING !! WHAT DO I DO?

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I have a quick question. Every morning my chickens do like a ritual "cluck cluck cluck PAKAHHH " for about an hour. I don't have any roosters because I live in the city, but their clucks are becoming a nuisance.  I specifically got all hens because i thought they were more quite.  Does anybody know why they keep doing this and how i can possibly stop it!?

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its the egg song ! mine do it too tongue its just then teliing eachother that "hey ! ima lay an EGG!! " lol lol

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Its probably because they just laid eggs, or they want out. Its natural. You can try to give them scratch to keep them occupied.

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sound proof your henhouse. you cant make them stop.

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Is there any way you can control the natural light in your coop? 
If you can-with shades or wooded shutters- they will wake up later in the day and maybe it won't be as big a problem when they are noisy.

You may have to provide some artifical light at the other end of the day, though.

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this summer i am building a proper chicken coop. right now its just the bottom of a jungle gym hahah and a dog run surrounds it.  I will make sure to remember the keeping it dark so they wake up earlier thanks smile

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Hi,

I can understand your frustration as I have the same problem.  Since they started laying in December, my 4 RIR pullets have to let the world know they are producing eggs!  I think it's kind of cute how they carry on, but I do worry that the neighbors won't agree with me.

I don't think there's much hope in quieting them down so all we can possibly do is let them out later in the day.  Good luck!  Genie

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How long have they been doing it?  Mine did it for a bit, (I was worried about the neighbors too) but stopped after a few weeks. 
At first my husband joked they were "calling"me to come feed them, but since they suddenly stopped I couldn't say why they did it.  hu

Anyway, they suddenly started... and suddenly stopped.  And I am relieved, no complaints from the neighbors.  big_smile

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I understand your problem with the noise and living with neighbors close by. Personally I love the sound of hen's and roosters in the morning, they get me in the mood to get going and have a good one. We live in the country so neighbors are not a problem, your hens are vocal, singing the egg song, and cackling & Bawking at her girlfriends, they are just happy.

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As good as a few and better than most, What You'll Tolerate in your flock is what you'll get.
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you mean this egg song? LOLOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVPFr8pGUaQ

lol i dont think theres any stopping them hide

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