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#74902 - 07/24/05 09:37 AM Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
Amethyste Offline
Bantam

Registered: 10/13/04
Posts: 51
Loc: Washington
My oldest pullet, Sunny (Buff Orp), laid her 3rd egg this morning. She is the only one laying atm, and she didn't lay one yesterday. We were not home during the laying of the other two...but omg were we shocked at this one.

She was so LOUD!!! I am just worried that the neighbors will be getting upset over the noise! frown She was announcing I guess that it was coming...and I can understand that lol but ack I don't remember Grandad's chickens being that loud!!!

So please...will she probably quiet down once she gets into the routine of egg-laying? I swear she was screaming like she was beign attacked or something..and have that early on a Sunday morning will probably not please the neighbors frown

I may have to try to figure out a way to soundproof the coop and outside run if she is going to be that loud ...ugh

Any advice?

Thank you!!

Lissa

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#74903 - 07/24/05 09:45 AM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
Jim Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 109
Loc: Oklahoma
if your coop opening is pointed at the neighbors all you can do is try and make a sound barrier out side the coop. if it isnt, it is not as loud away from the opening.

some hens are just proud and want you to know they have laid!
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#74904 - 07/24/05 11:54 AM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
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Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 8483
Loc: Montana
It is a song of joy for the hens--often not as bothersome to picky neighbors as crowing cocks at dawn or even during the night! You may expect a chorus, as your other hens begin to lay. You might consider keeping them cooped for the morning--but laying time is not confined to the morning--and can be at any time of day! At least it doesn't last too long, unlike roosters that crow all day. Each hen won't lay every day, but it can be intense, both announcing the upcoming event and again celebrating the successful production! Good luck, CJR

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#74905 - 07/24/05 03:45 PM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
RIR32 Offline
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Registered: 07/09/05
Posts: 185
Loc: Kentucky
i have some that make a lot of noise and some that doesnt make hardly any the last couple of weeks i've had one hen sound like she tring to crow.

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#74906 - 07/24/05 04:37 PM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
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Hens announce eggs. I have a few that annouce they are going to lay an egg, and again once the blessed event occurs. I have a few interesting neighbors and another who loves the sound and tells everyone how it makes her day to hear my girls. The sound reminds her existance is to be celebrated. Job stress is gone with the clucks of my girls. Need I say I keep her supplied with eggs?

If you want to make baskets of eggs cute, roll down a brown paper lunch sack (like socks), fill it with bedding and top with six eggs. It's a great neighbor gift.

Olivia Grace

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#74907 - 07/24/05 05:10 PM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
Lacey Offline
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Registered: 01/13/04
Posts: 427
Loc: Pennsylvania
Everyone always thinks the roosters are the loud ones...i find my hens louder then my rooster. It hasnt slowed down at all. Some days it is louder then the day before other days it isnt so noisey. Hens are noisey...not many people realize that!

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#74908 - 07/26/05 07:41 PM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
David Offline
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Registered: 06/22/04
Posts: 64
Loc: Connecticut
My girls are noisy all morning long, it's a busy place! They let me know what they are doing!!! I doubt it will get any less noisy... I can hear my girls inside the house with the windows closed some mornings and they are 75 feet away. The idea about the opening in the coop facing the neighbors might help, but soundproofing means that you would make the coop un breathable and you need your' coop to breath.

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#74909 - 07/27/05 05:33 PM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
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And ya'll aint even touched on th' fact that hens jus' stand out in th' yard an' raise cain fer no apparent reason! Makes me so mad that all I can do is laugh!

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#74910 - 07/27/05 07:09 PM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
Lacey Offline
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Registered: 01/13/04
Posts: 427
Loc: Pennsylvania
Yup, thats true shorty. They dont just make noises in the coop (or barn in my case). They will go out in the yard and start making noises sometimes for no reason and other times to say "i'll be going to the barn soon to lay my egg and my nest box better be open". And of course sometimes the it is addictive and other hens join in and it makes the rooster make the "whats going on?" noise. Its a chain reaction and it can get pretty loud....

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#74911 - 07/30/05 07:10 PM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
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My girls announce before and after, in the coop, in the pen, in the yard. then they will throw a fit and start in when they cannot find their flockmates (who are always in the same place every day, under the porch)

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#74912 - 08/04/05 09:58 PM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
Chook Hilton Offline
Chicken

Registered: 09/19/04
Posts: 109
Loc: Australia
I have a hen that was very loud after laying for the first 6 months after she started laying, but she only gets loud occasionally since then (she's 18 months old now)... it seems that as time goes by she doesn't get as excited about it every time she lays. So maybe yours will be like mine.
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#74913 - 08/05/05 01:34 PM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
H. Cote Offline
Bantam

Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 69
Loc: Massachusetts
I love it! I have to add to all this discussion... my hens get to "honking" and will go at it for a 1/2 hour or longer - it's hysterical! One will even get on the back of our porch bench,look into the window, and squak away until someone comes out of the house to see her(and maybe give her a little oatmeal yummy)

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#74914 - 08/06/05 01:15 PM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
Amethyste Offline
Bantam

Registered: 10/13/04
Posts: 51
Loc: Washington
well she has decided that her life's dream is NOT to be an opera singer lol

She has been laying steadily for almost 2 weeks now, and only sings out just before and after she lays her egg. Other than that she is back to soft clucking, and not anywhere near as loud as what she was. We are wondering if it was just cause she wasnt sure what was happening to her when she felt the need to lay...and now that she is more comfortable with the process, she doesn't need to scream her lungs out?

So now we just have to wiat and see what the others do...lol hopefully they will learn from her example and not be as loud smile

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#74915 - 08/06/05 01:44 PM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
Elda Offline
Bantam

Registered: 07/30/05
Posts: 66
Loc: South Africa
My Gosh

Im so glad that im not the only one who has a operah singer for a hen.

My other hens are rather very quiet and down to earth, except for the one pea in the pod. My word in the morning i never hear the rooster i hear her. She will scream and moan the whole time until i open their pen for them to go and walk around. When it comes to egg laying, she is even worse, I sometimes want to duck-tape her mouth closed, and then i just end up laughing at her.

Sometimes it gets so bad, that her JOYOUS occasion is not only celebrated by her, but her fellow hens, and roosters, not to mention my ringneck parrots, and even my peafowl.

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#74916 - 08/23/05 09:47 AM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
Garden Chick Offline
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Registered: 08/23/05
Posts: 447
Loc: Minnesota
Isn't part of it because in the wild, after laying an egg, they cackle to find their flock mates? Our chickens still do it as a remnant, like dogs rolling in something stinky to cover their smell. When my chickens are out and get separated, the roo will crow until everybody is back together, then do his wing dance to the naughty ones that strayed. My hens will also 'sing' more and louder when they want out of the pen.

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#74917 - 08/30/05 11:56 AM Re: Good lord.... will she stay this noisy??
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I am so grateful for all this information. I was completely not prepared for how loud our girls would be when they laid an egg (and in our case, it appears to be immediately after they lay the egg, not before or during.) But our Rhode Island Red has been laying for about 2 weeks now and she's getting much quieter.

I do notice that now that she's figured out that she can make such a loud and distinct call, she sometimes does it for no apparent reason, hours after she's laid her egg. But it's short-lived, so hopefully the neighbors don't mind. Besides, I figure my chickens are not as loud as the many dogs barking in our neighborhood!

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