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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KamloopsUrbanHen, May 12, 2009.

  1. KamloopsUrbanHen

    KamloopsUrbanHen Hatching

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    I'm a brand new chicken owner. I have three "Miller Browns", dubbed the Golden Girls. One of them makes a real racket when she's laying in the early morning. Is there anything I can do about it? My hens are illegal, so I am very worried about bothering my neighbors.
     

  2. CityChook

    CityChook Songster

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    Welcome to BYC!

    My chickens all sing when they lay. It's nice in the winter (I have a monitor in the coop) as I know when to go out and get eggs before they freeze. If you're worried about neighbors and noise, make sure your coop is secure and soundproof.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  3. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

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    Nope, it's a natural things some hens do.
    I have 29 hens and I have two a RIR and a Egyptian that are EXTREMELY PROUD when they lay and let the whole state know it. The rest of my flock generally don't spread the news.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Make good friends with the neighbors and give them eggs.

    Or get rid of the noisy hen.

    Since your hens are allowed, the options are really limited.
     
  5. OKbirdwatcher

    OKbirdwatcher In the Brooder

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    Quote:That's a great idea CityChook!

    I'll have to run that idea past DH...
     
  6. StupidBird

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    Curious - - - how does a chicken coop get soundproofed?
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Quote:Same way you'd soundproof (dampen) any other room, such as the garage of a household with a teenage rock band.
     

  8. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Songster

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    Quote:Styrofoam panels and/or fiberglass insulation.
     
  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Make sure that your birds can't get to either. They will eat both.
     

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