3chickapoos

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I have 4 chickens, which is not a lot... but they are super noisy. I have tried everything to keep them quiet but nothing has worked. I’m not talking little clucks, I’m talking egg songs from like 7:30 am-12 sometimes for longer. I can’t own chickens that are noisy because of where I live, my neighbors will complain and that’s fair because it is super annoying. Some background: they are all hens, 3 are laying, the last one just had baby chicks. We just integrated the one that had chicks into our existing flock and it’s going well so far. Our hens aren’t aggressive, but they’ve all had a turn meeting her, and they have lived together for 1 1/2 weeks. They have access to food and water, and we have tried spraying them with water when they make noise.
The noise sounds like they are yelling so I wondered if they were hurt, I go outside and check out what’s going on.... but it is either nothing or someone laying. Does this happen to anyone else? If this doesn’t stop soon I will have to give them away! Help!
 

RainbowHen

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I have 4 chickens, which is not a lot... but they are super noisy. I have tried everything to keep them quiet but nothing has worked. I’m not talking little clucks, I’m talking egg songs from like 7:30 am-12 sometimes for longer. I can’t own chickens that are noisy because of where I live, my neighbors will complain and that’s fair because it is super annoying. Some background: they are all hens, 3 are laying, the last one just had baby chicks. We just integrated the one that had chicks into our existing flock and it’s going well so far. Our hens aren’t aggressive, but they’ve all had a turn meeting her, and they have lived together for 1 1/2 weeks. They have access to food and water, and we have tried spraying them with water when they make noise.
The noise sounds like they are yelling so I wondered if they were hurt, I go outside and check out what’s going on.... but it is either nothing or someone laying. Does this happen to anyone else? If this doesn’t stop soon I will have to give them away! Help!
What is your coop/pen like? I've noticed that birds that are penned tend to be noisier. Maybe it's a boredom or attention thing.
 

3chickapoos

In the Brooder
Jun 20, 2020
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What is your coop/pen like? I've noticed that birds that are penned tend to be noisier. Maybe it's a boredom or attention thing.
My chickens free range in half our yard... not the full yard because they will tear up our garden. They never stay in their coop-except for nighttime. Thanks!
 

LateBirdFarms

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There always seems to be at least one that likes to yell bloody murder about nothing. To be completely honest, I prefer the crow of a rooster to a hen who likes the sound of her own voice too much! The way it seems to work here is if I rehome an obnoxiously loud girl, someone else steps up to take her place who's twice as obnoxious. What breed are your ladies? There are definitely breeds that tend to have quieter hens, but unfortunately there's always a few that defy the "quiet breed" characteristic. :idunno
 

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