Loud hens! Is there any way I can get them to be quiet? Sound proofing

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  1. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We currently have 4 hens, but will soon be moving to a neighborhood where chickens are prohibited. We would just bring them anyway, but they sing their egg song very LOUDLY at 6:30am, which would cause people to complain.
    Is there any tricks to getting them to be quiet? I would like to try sound proofing their coop, but they have an attached run they go can into and the run walls are chicken wire so unless we enclose them in on all sides in the run that probably won't work. Help?
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Typically, the egg song only goes on for a few minutes UNLIKE a rooster crowing that goes on all day.

    With only 4 hens, I wouldn't worry about it.

    If you really feel like you must do something.....

    You could insulate the coop so that there is the added sound barrier and install a timed door so that they can not leave the coop until 8 ish. . .
    Most of the working folks will be gone by then and the retiree's will hopefully be up and about their business.

    Seriously, hens make almost no noise especially when compared to your neighbors' dogs! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The automatic coop door sounds good, but the only problem is that the coop door slides shut horizontally and the ones sold all go vertically! Any suggestions?
     
  4. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:My Dh is the mechanical one. . . . [​IMG]

    If I was left to my own devices, I would shut your horizontal opening door and cut a NEW vertical door that would work with the auto-timer....

    Perhaps, some one else can suggest a better way to make a horizontal opening door work with a automatic door opener [​IMG]
     
  5. 9Catsz

    9Catsz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Am I the only one who thinks this is a bad idea?
     
  6. hemet dennis

    hemet dennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Am I the only one who thinks this is a bad idea?

    No [​IMG]
     
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