How do I make my noisy Golden Laced Polish shut up?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChicksInSB, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. ChicksInSB

    ChicksInSB New Egg

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    Hello,

    We have 3 hens (1 bantam (quiet), 1 barred rock (quiet), 1 golden laced polish (super noisy)). Affie (the GLP) is driving us crazy; she remembers when we used to give them the run of the yard and is always looking up at the top of her fence trying to find a way out. They have a warm dry henhouse with a 5x5 foot coop area attached and then every morning we open up another side door on the henhouse which gives them access to about a 20x15 foot area.

    She's already laying, which we thought would quiet her down; maybe it did a little but not enough.

    Sometimes she just stands around and 'crows'. We live in a regular urban neighborhood and I don't want to bother my neighbors, if we lived in the country it wouldn't get to me so much.

    Anyway, if any of you have figured out how to 'train' a chicken to be quiet I'd love to know your tactics (squirting with water? shock collars? [​IMG] )

    Thanks a bunch....I'd hate to have to adopt her out.
     
  2. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I think you'll either have to send her to freezer camp or adopt her out. I don't know of any methods to teach them to be quieter...

    Sorry. Good luck !!

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  3. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some polish are just very vocal and there isn't anything you can do about it unless you tape her mouth shut and I don't recommend that!!! I would find her a good home if it bothers you.

    Good luck to you!
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Muzzle her...LOL
    I had to do that with my crowing hen.
     

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