All the previous topics indicate hens are generally quiet, - 'gentle clucking' and a 'squark' or two when laying an egg.
Why do mine have to be so different?
We've only had them a few weeks, - but their days are numbered if we cant sop them squarking for hours on end!
We have two 'rehomed' Wyandottes, probably about 2 years old. They are lovely, but whenever one decides it's egg laying time, - the other makes one hell of a row, then they both make a row afterwards, and soon the other will want to lay and the process continues!
Continuous sqwarking can last THREE hours, much to the neigbours delight - not!
I've tried letting them out in the garden, keeping them in the pen, letting the out of the roost later in the morning, etc - no change.
If we cant make them less noisy, - they have to go, we cant risk complaints as it's a rented property.
Any last ditch suggestions?