Hi All, I have 8 chickens that are 24 weeks (Australorps, Buffs and Cochins). They have been fairly quiet since we got them as chicks. I researched beforehand to try to find more "quiet" chickens realizing they do make some noise. Well in the past week they have gotten so very loud. It starts early and goes on all day. They haven't started laying yet but I am expecting an egg any day. From what I have read it looks like others have the same issue when they are close to laying. I'm just wondering if there is anything I can do to make them quiet? My HOA allows chickens as long as they aren't a nuisance and they have definitely become that and I don't want them to make me give them away! Hoping this is very temporary.