How do i get my hens to be a little more quiet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hagaigg, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. hagaigg

    hagaigg Hatching

    Apr 1, 2008
    Hey all
    I have 3 chickens in my back yard. they have aproximatly 30 squar meters of run. lately they have began to make alot of noise in the mornings. since growing chickens is forbiden in my town i fear that my neighbors will complain with the monicipality.
    one of them even started making sounds that resembale male voices only not as loud. they are all females since they all lay eggs [​IMG]. is there any way to convince them to be a little more quiet???
    all suggestions will be greatly apreciated.
  2. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    I really sympathize with your situation. I found this following post very interesting. It might have some ideas you can use.

    Freaking out over chicken noise - Help!

    Let me know if this helps!
  3. hagaigg

    hagaigg Hatching

    Apr 1, 2008
    Thanks for the insightful link.
    there are some good ideas there.
    i gave my neighbor 6 eggs yesteday to get her on my side.
    i hope it works [​IMG]
    I thought of going for the dark coop idea but its some what of a problem because it means i have to open their coop every morning. right now their coop is just a fenced 2 by 2 (M) area that has a roof, raised poles for sleeping and a small dog house for laying in. the good thing about the current situation is that they can come ang go as they wish. i sometimes leave home for two days and i would have to have some kind of electric door with a timer to let them out. does any one know of such mechanisms that open and close the door outomaticaly?
    thanks for the help

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