loud and noisy hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by luvthechix, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. luvthechix

    luvthechix New Egg

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    Hello,

    I have five hens that are in a fairly large outdoor enclosure. They have plenty of room to range and a coop for shelter. The problem is that they are so so so loud and noisy!!! They squawk for a good portion of the day and usually calm down in the evening. They are eating and laying well so not sure what is going on, what all the noise means? Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?? I'm worried that my neighbors are starting to get annoyed-- please advise!!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When a hen lays an egg, she usually sings her "egg song". Most of the time it goes like "buk, buk, buk, buk, bu-bok!", and she'll do it for a few minutes. And, since hens usually lay in the morning, that's probably why your getting all the noise then. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. BarnGoddess01

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    As I listen to my hens sing their "egg" songs daily, I wonder that anyone actually acuses the boys of being the noisy ones. In my world, it is completely normal for the girls to make a lot of noise.
     
  4. bertman

    bertman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If that level of noise is a concern for you, don't get guineas whatever you do. They are loud and prettty much incessant.

    Our girls have not started laying yet so I don't know about the egg song.
     
  5. NanaLantana

    NanaLantana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes the egg song is contagious! One starts, and a few others chime in! It's a real sing-along. I believe they enjoy it. I've heard some folks say that as the hens mature, they get less noisy. I'm not sure about that - - -[​IMG]
     
  6. nerd0geekboyz

    nerd0geekboyz Out Of The Brooder

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    My Delaware was making so much noise this morning (6:30). I was so concerned that my neighbors would be bothered by the noise.

    I think that I had better share some eggs with my neighbors.
     
  7. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have discovered in the past few days that my 4-1/2 month old bantam game hen is MUCH MUCH louder than my 2 RSLs put together! And she FRETS! Paces in her cage, paces if we let her out, shredding newspaper, drinking water and eating at a fast pace, SCREAMING for HOURS. All to lay that cute egg. Oh and no, they are not all together, my RSLs will kill my bantam b/c they're the original residents here. That's why my bantam is in the house.

    I don't have any advice, just wanted to share that you're not alone!
     
  8. Pam_x

    Pam_x Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there i had the problem with just one of my hens doing the BOK BOK BOKKAAA sound early in the mornings, because i always left them open to come out has soon has they woke up and for about 3 weeks they were fine but one morning she started at 5am and i nearly fell out of bed with her racket it wasn't her egg laying noise because my two lay in the afternoon and they don't make a sound after laying it like other chickens do that i've read!!!
    but because of my neighbours i now have to keep my two chickens shut in there coop till 9am and when they come out now there so quite [​IMG] it's amazing...i know other people can't keep theres shut up because they have lots but i only have 2 and it's the only way i know i can keep them with out no-one complaing lol
    luv
    pam x
     
  9. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    In my flock when one hen gets going with the bawking the others join in.Lol, I find it amusing now.I used to fret,but I don't see anyone fretting over their yapping/howling dogs.
     

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