Loud hens. What can I do?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by travism, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. travism

    travism Hatching

    Jul 17, 2010
    [​IMG] My 4 auracana hens are very vocal in the morning. We got our first egg yesterday. Can I put a sound activated baby toy in the coop? One that moves. My wife is pressuring me to get rid of them. I dont want to. Perhaps even a small solar powered fan w/ streamers on the blades on a timer? There has got to be a solution. I'd hate to have to get rid of her, she's a very good cook.
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    [​IMG] You are killing me! Actually, I don't know what you can do about a noisy hen except move them further from the house? Is it just when they lay? Mine haven't started laying yet so I am kinda wondering if I am going to have a problem...
  3. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon

    I am going through the same thing right now. My hens (all different breeds) seem to want to start laying very early every morning! Since I live in town, I worry about the neighbors. I haven't been able to find anything to quiet them down. It's just what they do. I do go bang on the coop wall and that seems to quiet them for a bit. Good luck finding a new cook [​IMG]
  4. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    It seems they get fussy when they're at point of lay, and then settle down a bit once they get the hang of it. I had a few that wouldn't shut up so I found them a new home. My remaining girls only make noise when they lay now. Or maybe I've just gotten used to the sound....
  5. marymac

    marymac Songster

    Jul 12, 2008
    Northeast Ohio
    Call me odd or what ever, but I love the sound my hens make. It makes me laugh every time they start their talking. I tell my hubby " someone just told a joke", I think it sounds like they are laughing. se my sig? Now try and figure out what their joke was.... lol [​IMG] [​IMG]

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