Noisey hen


In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 12, 2011
I just started to notice that my hen is really noisey in the morning, and worried that it's disturbing the neighbours.
What can I do to try and make her less noisey?
Advice would be helpful
I have a Dominique who is extremely chatty. She starts at daybreak. I set my clock for 5:30 am to let them free range in the yard. They get distracted and quiet down. On he days when it's raining, and I leave them in their coop/run, I'll bring them a snack/meal. Problem is they're smart enough to associate their screaming with the reward of freedom or treats, so it kind of reinforces the behavior. Not all my girls are that way. Thankfully.
I have the same problem and sometimes I run out and throw some scratch to them-but like the previous reply it seems like that it just rewarding them. I just remembered that I bought a flock block that I have never put out maybe I will put that out for a few hours in the morning-espesially during these long days when it gets light so early. I don't know how long a flock blocks lasts though.

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