Hi there. I've got two birds I've asked about here before, but a new issue. An old hen, barely lays anymore, not sure how old. And a young hen who started laying about 6 months ago. We started with a flock of three. The third and oldest hen passed this winter. The barred rock, the young one, has become increasingly vocal over the past month and I'm worried it's going to become a problem with the neighbors since all the neighbors in this area are super close. The only restriction to chickens is noise nuisance and sanitation. She can also get our other girl going sometimes and they start going off together for no good reason. My husband and I are thinking it's because the older bird, a black australorp, just isn't as active as she was even just 6 months ago. She's gotten heavier in her old age and just wants to stand and groom or lay in the sun or out of the rain. The young one wants to go explore and seems to want more companionship. They have a tether-cabbage to play with and a fair sized suburban back yard to free-range in. Plenty to eat and clean water to drink. The little one will crow for a while, walk around, peck, then crow for a while and then peck. If you go out there and just stand, kinda chat babble at her she usually gets quiet. Sometimes it takes actually picking her up. Treats more often than not will quiet them but sometimes it doesn't, and I don't want to reinforce that behavior and have been resisting giving them anything for a bit to quiet her. Would getting another young hen around the same age that we got our young one be beneficial to keeping them all quiet since it'd give the young one someone to pal around with, or would that just make things worse? Thanks!