Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Clarem, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Clarem

    Clarem New Egg

    Oct 21, 2015
    Hi everyone my name is Clare. And we have 3 chickens, 2 Lohman and 1 Australope. they are 17wks old and we received 2 eggs today. I do have concerns with them as they are extremely loud and do need some advice as to if there is anyway to quieten them otherwise we will have to rehome them :(
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC, Clare! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock! Aren't those fresh eggs just the best!?

    As for them making lots of noise, there are several questions you need to ask yourself: First of all, are you sure the are all hens? Secondly, are they kept in a cramped space? (This will often cause them to get cranky and loud.) Are they receiving enough water and nutrients in their diet? (Poor diets or lack of water can cause them to get stressed and make lots of noise.) And lastly, are all of them laying? (Hens in lay tend to be louder than hens who aren't.) The best thing you can do for them is make sure they have plenty of space, access to water, food, fresh air, sunshine and dirt and have plenty of things to entertain them. Bored chickens often grow loud too.

    Good luck!
  3. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    HI Clare. :) :welcome We are glad you joined us. That sounds like a neat little flock, as to your question if there's anyway to quite them, it really depends on the breed you have. Some breeds like to talk a lot and some don't. For example Cochins, Cochins are very quite and docile. I'm not totally educated on this topic, so I'm not sure which ones would make the most noise and which ones won't. I hope you can get some answers to this soon, if you can't get any here, you can always check out other forums on here too. :) If you have any other questions I'd love to help. I have had and still have a lot of chickens, and it also done a lot of research because of it. :rolleyes:

    Again :welcome

  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Assuming all of your birds are female, there's not a lot you can do to quieten them down. I've had some pretty quiet Australorps over the years, but Lohman is one of a number of labels under which some hatcheries market their Red Sex Links and all the Red Sex Links I've had over the years (no matter what label they were sold under) have all been very noisy. Some of the quietest breeds I've had (as chickens go) have been Brahmas, Silkies, Cochins, and Orpingtons. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    While they are in the coop, maybe they will quiet down for some muzak on a radio or it can cover up come of their noise.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello Clare!
    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  8. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Clare, [​IMG]

    It's been my experience with a mixed flock that some are louder than others but that doesn't always hold true based on breed alone. For example, I have 2 Speckled Sussex; one is the quietest little girl of all, she barely does more than softly chatter. Her sister on the other hand sounds like a fish wife from the old country...always loud, always something to raise a ruckus about, always talking (she's very good natured, just loud).

    I hope you don't have to re-home your chattery girls and the neighbors aren't complaining. Congrats on the eggs!
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  10. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to the BYC flock!

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