Early Crowing Help!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Petsbackyard, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Petsbackyard

    Petsbackyard New Egg

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    Hi All
    i have a few Orpingtons and Rhode Islands, unfortunately there are mornings that they start crowing at 3am. this upsets the neighbors just a little.

    they currently have free run of the property.

    is there anything that i can do to control this behaviour?

    almost desperate.
    Pete
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    The good thing is that eventually you won't hear it anymore and sleep right through it. Eventually, your neighbors will do the same.

    The only serious suggestion I can make is verify they are sleeping in a dark place. Stray headlights will set them off crowing. I bet your paper delivery comes about 3 am and that's what's setting them off.

    If necessary, put them in a house at night and cover the windows so they're not aware when morning comes. You then pop them out in the morning and voila, they think it's day break and then start crowing at a more acceptable time.
     

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