Loud hens. What can I do?

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

  1. travism

    travism Hatching

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    [​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
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    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

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    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

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    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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