Hello! I'm new here, so apologies if I should have posted elsewhere or if this topic has already been covered (a few searches didn't turn up anything on quite this topic). My question is this: Can I introduce a more dominating breed of chicken to make my loudmouthed gold sex link pipe down? (And are some breeds more likely to produce dominant hens, or is it a crapshoot?) I've read many posts about how to quiet loud hens, but so far, nothing has done the trick. I've tried blocking light from the coop and run; no luck. I tried putting her in a big dog crate with a perch in the garage every night; she still squawked to raise the dead every morning and woke the neighbors. I've left scratch, scraps, etc. in the run at night so she can have a morning snack; she squawks with her mouth full! She did this even when she lived with two other hens, but she lost her last housemate a week ago and she's noisier than ever now that she's on her own. So, (1) is it possible to quiet her by introducing one or two bigger-bodied, more dominant hens, and (2) if so, can anyone recommend a breed that lays fairly reliably, is likely to boss around a smallish hen, and doesn't tend to crow every morning? (I wouldn't want to bring in even noisier chickens to solve this problem!) Egg-laying noises and happy chicken chatter are wonderful; it's the extended squawking and honking sessions every morning that are driving me crazy. Thanks for any suggestions!