I live with nextdoor neighbors, on the other side of the fence & I am just about ready to through in the towel. I already have a cockerel that makes noise, but he's not the problem because he's half kept indoors, now one of the pullets has just started laying & she sits on the perch making this horrible loud noise "Ack,Ack!Ack!Ack!" It can probably be heard as far as the cockerel. This is a Cochin bantam making all this racket & she doesn't stop until she gets what she wants (food, rooster who has to be removed otherwise he crow too much, let out, me!). Which is 3 - 4 times a day. I am so sick of it, Everytime I solve one problem, another one rears it ugly head. I have no garden left. What was grass etc, is now just a wasteland after 2 months & I rent my home so I don't know what my landlord must think, though he kindly didn't say anything (He pops around every month on arrangement to collect the rent & is a very good landlord). We built a run & the birds won't go in a run without them all making loads more noise until they are let out. Every book I read & everything I researched said chickens are easy & quiet. Are they f*$!^! I have one bantam & 4 small EE's. Surely I shouldn't be having this much noise? I wish I'd done my research on BYC before I got the chickens, I didn't really know what breeds were what until after I joined 8 months ago & I've learn't much more from this site than any of the books I read. Everyone has been so helpful & supportive on this site I love these birds & I've already spoken to both neighbors either side who assured me it was fine, but that was before the pullet going "ACK!" repeatedly & I worry about the neighbors beyond our immediate ones to. I'm scared to insulate the shed the chickens are in as I deliberately unblocked an old window & wired it up so the birds could look out from their perch & have excellent ventilation (The shed keeps free of dust & ammonia very well indeed) & I don't want to make problems by sealing it up. I worry about the damp & ammonia in a sealed coop. My pullet was so quiet P.O.L, now she is so noisy & the she & the others sing the "Egg Song" together when she lays an egg. I keep the light on late to encourage laying in the afternoon etc so its not first thing in the morning. What do I do? What can I do? Its the "ACK!ACK!ACK!" Noise that's the major problem. She's been doing it the past week & laid 3 - 4 eggs. I spent 8 - 9 months tending to these chickens, I don't want to be forced to get rid of them. I've already killed a fair share of cockerels over the past year. I've been waiting for them to lay & now they are, I wish they would stop because of the noise levels.