LOUD LOUD LOUD Chicken! help!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by adcockfarm, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. adcockfarm

    adcockfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have six backyard chickens and they are EXTREMELY loud, especially in the morning. [​IMG] One in particular is a lot louder than the others. they are a little more quiet outside, but in the coop it's worse. I'm worried that it is too loud for the neighbors. should I try to provide chicken toys in the coop? any reasonable suggestions will be appreciated! [​IMG] thanks!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    What is the noise they are making - is it just excited clucking, are they honking(I have one "honking hen" and she is LOUD), is one of them a rooster who is crowing or? When they are noisy, what is your response? Often times we have unintentionally trained our animals to do something we don't want them to do - for example, if your reaction to the ruckus is to go throw treats to get them to quiet down - to you, you are getting them to be quiet; to them, you are saying that making that noise is how you get treats and that will only make them do it more, not less.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    How big is your coop and run?
    How old are they?


    I have one pullet who is many decibels louder than all the others, tho they all can be pretty loud.
     
  4. adcockfarm

    adcockfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about righting a old. The Rhode Island Red is def the way loudest!!! They of course do their egg song loudly. I'm just nervous because we r in a residential area and many times it's at like 6 am and I worry about my husband and neighbors losing patience. [​IMG]
     
  5. adcockfarm

    adcockfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was supposed to be 8 months old.
    Coop is average for 6-8 hens and we have 6. But they free range much of the day. The mornings tho when it's worst they r in coop from night.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Feet by feet dimensions?
    Can you post a pic?

    They can be noisy, folks don't realize....might be able to put something up inside the coop to deaden the sound.
     
  7. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are any lights shining into the coop? My flock is dead quiet until the littlest sliver if sun comes over the horizon or a flood light is turned on. Then it's time to get out of the coops.
     
  8. adcockfarm

    adcockfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would chicken toys be a good idea?
     
  9. tcstoehr

    tcstoehr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When daylight comes and they are locked inside the coop and want out, expect a racket!
    They're ******-off and they're not afraid to show it.
     

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