Hens beeing verry loud

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by markb, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. markb

    markb Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls are really raising hell. my neighbors are pulling their hair out .

    They go baaawwwwwwwwwwwk bawk bawk bawk bawwwwwwwwwk very loudly, you can hear it inside.

    It is annoying to be in the back yard listing to them. This just started a week ago..

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Have they just recently started laying? Mine have done that for the first week or two when they started to lay. They have quieted down some now, but occasionally we will hear some loud bawk-bawking when they are laying.
     
  3. markb

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    No. no eggs yet. But they should be comming soon. this month or early next month..
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I have one that gets extremely loud just before she goes in the nest box to lay an egg. My neighbors asked if we have a rooster...nope, just a loud hen. Are yours loud like that for very long or just a little bit each day?
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    well when my hens lay an egg they make an offal noise but they are far enough from my house and the neighbors don't mind to much.

    Henry
     
  6. markb

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    Nope. They are just out in cage area.. being loud.. Dosen't seam to be any part of the day. if i let them out into the back yard the quiet down a bit.. but still not like they used to be.

    Only thing that has changed is we went from starter feed to adult feed. But they are eating it and seam to like it.. I don't know.
     
  7. Mrs. Foghorn Leghorn

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    Quote:Wow, this explains a lot for my girls. They've been so vocal and I got my first egg yesterday.
     
  8. markb

    markb Out Of The Brooder

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    Found this today... Maybe it explains why they ae being loud!


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