Our 6-month old pullets just started laying. And they are telling EVERYONE in the neighborhood about it! Starting at about 5:00 AM they make a huge ruckus. I can hear it in the front of our house about 300 feet away, so I'm quite sure our neighbors behind us and on both sides can hear them even more clearly - since they are closer than that. We have nine gals, and when they all get going it's something to behold. It doesn't bother us so much, but we're worried about our neighbors. We live in a semi-urban area and although chickens are legal here, there are ordinances that prevent loud noise at certain hours (including 5:00 AM). Will this noisemaking will quiet down a bit as the girls get older, or is it something we (and our neighbors) just have to get used to?