SSHHHHHHHH! Loud pullet questions.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BeardedLadyFarm, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    I have had a couple pullets increase in volume quite a lot in the last couple of weeks, and I was worried what they would sound like when they're ready to lay. I found out today!

    It was more like screaming than the egg song. I'm illegal in the city, so I'm really trying to keep the noise to a minimum.

    If I get rid of the two loudest ones, will another one take over the job, like roosters do? I'm not sure if I should blame it on individual behavior, or chicken hierarchy.

    Just curious before I pack them up and send them to the country.
     
  2. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    The girls that I have like that, have stayed loud. They get my boys all worked up, and before you know it, everybody is running for cover [​IMG]
     
  3. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Quote:Maybe I'll box them up and bring them to New Tripoli! (just for reference, they're 10 times louder than that blue cochin you got from me was)

    The offenders are a very shiny Black Sex-Link, and her understudy, a very pretty Australorp. I think I have a new home lined up already....
     
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    There are quite a few threads about the dominate Hen taking over the Roo duties, so You may find that the #3 bird gets loud once 1&2 are not there to keep her quiet.
    I cant say for sure, I have plenty of roos to keep mine quiet. And enough guineas that I barely hear the Roos, let alone a loud hen. [​IMG]
     
  5. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Quote:That's what I'm worried about, but it's a chance I'll have to take. By Buff Orp used to be noisier and bossier, but one of the younger pullets has gotten louder, and seem to be in charge now.

    I guess for every one I relocate, I'll have a vacancy for a spring chick!
     
  6. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    [​IMG] Feel free! I have 3 australorps, but none of them are really loud. It's my serama, Checkers, and 2 of my bantam polish girls [​IMG]
     

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