Is It Possible To Stop A Hen From Crowing At Daybreak

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by irenew, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. irenew

    irenew In the Brooder

    Jun 26, 2009
    Help my lavender arucana is crowing and yes she is a girl as she lays eggs the neighbours aren't too happy

  2. Primeacres

    Primeacres In the Brooder

    Dec 1, 2010
    Buy some ear plugs and hand them out to your neighbours, failing that, ignore your neaighbours or get rid of the chicken, you can't tell a happy chicken to stop making noises when she needs to lay an egg, if you ever do manage to get yoiur chicken to listen to you and obey, then call Simon Cowell and ask him for some TV agents contact numbers :)
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2010
  3. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Songster

    Nov 18, 2010
    tioga tx
    you can send her to freezer camp;)
  4. bywaterdog

    bywaterdog Songster

    Dec 29, 2008
    Maybe give the neighbors more eggs?
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    She's not crowing that much is for sure, hen's do make hen sounds but be clear on this.............. they don't crow LOL. you folks hehehe
  6. Yazzo

    Yazzo Songster

    Jul 23, 2010
    It's hilarious how I come to this forum and people are talking about hens crowing like it's the most normal thing in the world. [​IMG]

    However, I think I have a solution for you, and it does NOT involve killing her. Sheesh, it seems like that's some people's solution to everything.

    I have several roosters, and in the winter at least, they stay close to the house, in the greenhouse. Unfortunately, they are right under the window of a certain person who sometimes wakes up when they start crowing at about 4 in the morning, or during the night. So, if it's bothering too much, we'll put them in a cage and take them to a warm place for the night, like the van (don't want their combs to freeze off!). Or sometimes, we will put them under the table in the greenhouse in a cage for the night. You have to make SURE to let them out though as soon as you can. When it's warmer out, we simply let them sleep in the chicken house, which is far enough away from the house. Maybe you could put the hen in a cage for the night, then take her to a safe place (e.g. the house), or have her and maybe even the other chickens sleep in an area that's farther from the neighbors.

    Someone here had a design for an Eggloo chicken house that automatically opened at a certain time. You would still have to be really careful with something like that to make sure the hen doesn't get left in for too long.

    In the mean time, I would recommend giving your neighbors a few spare eggs to keep them happy. And who knows, even if you don't do anything with the hen, they may just get used to her. The 'sensitive' person in this house has totally gotten used to it by now and doesn't wake up, so we don't even bother to put them somewhere out of earshot anymore. It's too cold anyways!

    Quote:Actually, some hens DO crow, as crazy as it seems, especially if there's no rooster around.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2010
  7. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    Quote:I second the idea.

    Maybe rehome her to a country setting where the neighbors aren't so close?

  8. Primeacres

    Primeacres In the Brooder

    Dec 1, 2010
    Giving the neighbours eggs is always a good idea if they are close, aim for the head if possible :) especially if they moan about the noise from the hens or a rooster.

    One of my flighty bossy hens thinks she's a rooster sometimes and even stands on one of the other hens back every now and then.

    Don't roosters cockledoodledooooooooooo generally ?

    3rd idea, put her up in the spare room , definately cheaper than moving house plus you get to keep all the eggs.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2010
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Yes, it is possible, but it is terminal.[​IMG]
  10. abhaya

    abhaya Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    makeing a chicken be quiet is almost impossible. You may have to rehome her if extra eggs for the nieghbors doesnt work.

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