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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lflood, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. lflood

    lflood Hatching

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    my hens are so noisy in the middle
    of the night. worried about neighbor.
    what should i do? why are they clucking so much?
     

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    Good question. Are they awake because there is too much light, maybe from the street or a yard light or something? Are they being disturbed by some critter, like rats or mice or cats or a skunk or some such? Generally, they should be quiet and asleep when it is dark out. If they are getting a lot of light from somewhere, you need to find a way to darken the coop for them.
     
  3. MakNugget

    MakNugget Songster

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    Also, how old are they?
     
  4. cobrien

    cobrien Songster

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    I agree with ddawn and the posted suggestions...my girls are always quiet at night except 1 time when a raccoon was trying to break in.
     
  5. lflood

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    so I darkened the coop and all went well. . .
    thank you.
    I guess I am confused. I live in Jackson Hole
    where it is freezing!! If I use the heat lamp I have
    light. . . last night it was 28, i just turned lamp off and darkened window.
    but we will get to below 15 and all of that. . . so what will i do then?
    I am insulating coop this weekend. . .
     
  6. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Songster

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    You may try using a red light instead of a white light to heat. Red lights supposedly don't disrupt day cycles. It's not visible like a white light is.
     

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