Need hens quiet until 7 am...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crumptz, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. crumptz

    crumptz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 chicks. I am in process of building my coop and an attached run. I have spoken to my neighbors and they really don't care if I have chickens... as long as they are quiet until 7am.. So, how do I do that???
     
  2. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are fairly quiet until they hear me coming to let them out in the morning. You could always keep them shut up in the coop until 7:00.
     
  3. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

    How far is the coop from their ears? Maybe plan to allow to add insulation if it really is an issue.

    /scott
     
  4. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just keep them in the coop until 7AM. It help if the coop is little on the dark side.
     
  5. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine start making noise as soon as the sun comes up. Although they are not locked in the coop, only the coop & run.
     
  6. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We would let our hens out of the coop first thing in the morning but a couple of them really liked to make some noise. We shifted their out time to 8:00 to 8:30 and that solved the problem. At least for us they tend to stay quiet while in the coop, or if they do make some noise once in a while it's quite as loud.
     
  7. crumptz

    crumptz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I guess I have to wait and see what these chicks do when they grow up and then deal with it then! It's an adventure, right?
     

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