After months and months of quiet, sweet hens (2 Buff Orp, 1 barred rock), my ladies have begun to lay, and are making a consistent racket - vocalizing from about 6am until dusk with few, if any breaks. It's driving our neighbors nuts. Short of getting rid of them, can anyone give me some tips for quieting them? We've moved the eglu to the other side of our house, and started shutting them in at night until about 9am. I'm hoping this muffles the noise. My husband has noticed now the coop is on grass, they are quieter, so I'm wondering if it was boredom that was doing it? Anyway, any tips, ideas, thoughts, toys, theories, wives tales... anything you have on keeping chickens quiet so I don't have to get rid of them, please please please post!