Very noisy hen almost "crowing" in the dawn

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bramble16, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. bramble16

    bramble16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Aug 8, 2013
    Hi - we live in a quiet suburb of Sydney, Australia and have 2 light sussex crosses who are both laying ( finally!) and are about 8 months old. We have a small coop bought online that is fine for 2 birds as a "bedroom" because they free range all day. It has a little house, run and nest boxes and roosts ( which they won't use).
    One of them, Korma, has now decided that once she is awake, the whole neighbourhood needs to be awake. Hence, we are now awoken by a squawking "egg song" at about 6 am...this will only get earlier as we are just into spring here and the sun comes up much earlier in the real summer months...about 5am. She is so loud that I am sure we are about to get complaints from neighbours as she really might as well be a rooster. We have tried shutting them into the house bit at night ( they sleep in the nest boxes anyway - another story!) hoping that she may be quiet - this worked until yesterday. The house has glass fronted windows which I am going to block so as to see if this fools her into believing its still night time.

    Any suggestions anyone? All advice gratefully received. Thanks.
     
  2. bramble16

    bramble16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry - should have said that as soon as I let them out of the coop, she is quiet as a mouse!
     

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