Noisey hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jay83, May 30, 2012.

  1. jay83

    jay83 In the Brooder

    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
  2. If she's of egg laying age she's probably just singing her "egg song" before or after she lays her egg. I know, they sure can let the neighborhood know all their business! :)
  3. Podnick

    Podnick In the Brooder

    May 22, 2011
    San Francisco
    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.
  4. farmerinKC

    farmerinKC Songster

    May 5, 2011
    Kansas City, Missouri
    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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