MY CHICKENS CLUCK LOUD REALLY EARLY IN THE MORNING !! WHAT DO I DO?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lucyintheskywithdiamonds, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. lucyintheskywithdiamonds

    lucyintheskywithdiamonds Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a quick question. Every morning my chickens do like a ritual "cluck cluck cluck PAKAHHH " for about an hour. I don't have any roosters because I live in the city, but their clucks are becoming a nuisance. I specifically got all hens because i thought they were more quite. Does anybody know why they keep doing this and how i can possibly stop it!?
     
  2. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    its the egg song ! mine do it too [​IMG] its just then teliing eachother that "hey ! ima lay an EGG!! " lol [​IMG]
     
  3. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its probably because they just laid eggs, or they want out. Its natural. You can try to give them scratch to keep them occupied.
     
  4. Riparian

    Riparian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sound proof your henhouse. you cant make them stop.
     
  5. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
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    Is there any way you can control the natural light in your coop?
    If you can-with shades or wooded shutters- they will wake up later in the day and maybe it won't be as big a problem when they are noisy.

    You may have to provide some artifical light at the other end of the day, though.
     
  6. lucyintheskywithdiamonds

    lucyintheskywithdiamonds Out Of The Brooder

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    this summer i am building a proper chicken coop. right now its just the bottom of a jungle gym hahah and a dog run surrounds it. I will make sure to remember the keeping it dark so they wake up earlier thanks [​IMG]
     
  7. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    I can understand your frustration as I have the same problem. Since they started laying in December, my 4 RIR pullets have to let the world know they are producing eggs! I think it's kind of cute how they carry on, but I do worry that the neighbors won't agree with me.

    I don't think there's much hope in quieting them down so all we can possibly do is let them out later in the day. Good luck! Genie
     
  8. crazy hen quartet

    crazy hen quartet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have they been doing it? Mine did it for a bit, (I was worried about the neighbors too) but stopped after a few weeks.
    At first my husband joked they were "calling"me to come feed them, but since they suddenly stopped I couldn't say why they did it. [​IMG]

    Anyway, they suddenly started... and suddenly stopped. And I am relieved, no complaints from the neighbors. [​IMG]
     
  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I understand your problem with the noise and living with neighbors close by. Personally I love the sound of hen's and roosters in the morning, they get me in the mood to get going and have a good one. We live in the country so neighbors are not a problem, your hens are vocal, singing the egg song, and cackling & Bawking at her girlfriends, they are just happy.

    AL
     
  10. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    you mean this egg song? LOLOL



    lol i dont think theres any stopping them [​IMG]
     

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