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Super noisy hen help needed

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicken by sea, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. chicken by sea

    chicken by sea New Egg

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    So we have 4 hens (6 months old)- free range with a covered coop they go to roost at night. We also have 12 pullerts. All the older girls started laying about 2 weeks ago. The hen that is the lowest in the pecking order just started "screaming" from sunrise until 10 am.
    It's making me batty.
    They have 8 nesting boxes (I converted a dresser) they only use 2 top ones to lay and seem to take turns. Noisy girl is the last one in.
    They do regard my husband as a roo- me as the food source. They have big food bowl and are fed layer crumbles, chicken scratch, oyster shells and organic scraps from the kitchen.
    We have used a squirt bottle to try and tell her "please shut up". Any other ideas to get her to be quite?
     
  2. MadabtChickens

    MadabtChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got noisy hens, but they live at the back of our berm house so we don't hear them unless we're outside. I did find this site while doing a search: http://www.loudchicken.com/. Maybe others will have more advice.
     

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