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    Hi,

    Think we might need some of the Hencam collective advice on this one. Recently one of our chickens (out of 4) has become very vocal in the mornings with very loud continual clucking. We're a bit worried the neighbours will complain so wondered if there's anything that can be done (short of using stick tape... :001_rolleyes: ). Putting food out seems to make little odds and it can start as early as 5:30-6:00am.

    Thanks for your words of wisdom :001_cool:

    CD.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJun 13th, 2009 9:17am (Jun 13th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We have this problem with Penny too, CD! We often resorted to giving them treats to shut her up, only problem then is that they learn to cluck loudly early morning to get treats :D

    I'm not sure there is much you can do to prevent it, other than keeping them shut in their sleeping compartments until a more acceptable hour...

    Hope someone else can help :)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 13th, 2009 1:31pm (Jun 13th 2009)
     
    It could be the dawn chorus starting her off. She is probably the lead or chief hen doing her best to do the cockerels job announcing the start of day. Do they have a window in their coop? if they have darken it. Then other than sound proofing the coop or finding them something to amuse them with until an acceptable time there isn't a lot you can do. Do you close them up for the night or are they able to come into their run as they want?
    • CommentAuthorCake
    • CommentTimeJun 14th, 2009 12:45pm (Jun 14th 2009)
     
    You will be surprised how quickly neighbours get used to this kinda thing. My cockerel starts about 330 am now and even when he is under my window shouting i go oh hals up then go back to sleep. my neighbours say they dont hear it and our windows in the cottages are like sugar glass. really thin. I wouldnt worry.
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2009 5:30pm (Jun 16th 2009)
     
    O im glad i found this discussion. My little lady very vocal most of the day. I thought that may be a cockerel, But she defo a lady..