Every morning when I go tend to the girls (my 8 tsc pullets) they whine incessantly. I fill up their feeder, they whine. I fill up their waterer, they whine. I collect eggs, they whine. The only time they stop is if I pet them although they aren't in the rooster loving mood in the early morning. The afternoons are even worse. They whine and whine and whine. If I even reach toward them they squat and stomp waiting for their rooster rubdown which is a pat on the back ruffle of the neck feathers and a little tug of their back feathers. They fluff up and trot off all satisfied and quiet. But egads is it a racket in the morning. It's like they're starved for my attention. I kind of like being doted upon by my flock but the racket is amazing.