I have 4 hens. They are plymouth rocks; 2 buff and 2 white. I was under the immpression that chickens are rather quiet animals. My girls are a little over 5 months old (born March 23,2016). They did start laying August 11, 2016 which was a surprise. I thought started at 6 months. I initially thought that was the cause of the noise. Have heard they are vocal before, during, and a little while after laying. But one of my girls, Coconut (the lead hen) has decided to be a very outspoken hen. She makes very loud honk/skwak sounds that are very annoying. I have neighbors close by on all sides and cant believe they havent complained. The other 3 girls are very quiet. They only make noise while laying and for a little while after. Does anyone have any ideas about how to quiet Coconut down. I am even contemplating finding her a new home. I just dont know what to do. What happens when you remove one hen from the flock? Especially the lead hen? Will another one just pick up where she left off and start to be loud? Any input is greatly appreciated! !!