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Chicken Noise :Sounds from the chicken coop – will this disturb the neighbors?

12 January 2012 No Comment

If you are thinking of getting backyard chickens, you may have wondered whether or not these lovely creatures will make too much noise to be a backyard pet. You may be surprised how many people have chickens in their backyard without their neighbours even realising. Chickens should no/t be confined to a farm or rural area – they are a great addition to any backyard.

Who makes the most noise?

If you’re worried about waking up early every morning, together with your neighbors, due to the sounds coming from your chicken coop, be sure to exclude a rooster from your flock. Roosters naturally see the morning in with an enthusiastic crow but aren’t in fact necessary in your backyard. Many people are unaware that roosters aren’t necessary for egg production. So, if you are after some organic eggs for your breakfast table and a nice sleep-in in the morning, do not include a rooster in your backyard flock of chickens.

Laying eggs – let us get excited!

Having chickens for many years, you may be surprised how long it took for me to realise the tell-tale signs of a chicken laying a egg. Apart from the very obvious thing of an egg appearing in the laying box, chickens let off an excited little sound know as a cackle to announce to the world that they have laid an egg.

When we had a fox in our area I kept thinking that he was lurking around until my husband informed me that the chicken was just excited about laying her egg for the day! If you’re waiting for your breakfast to be laid, what a great alarm to tell you when it’s ready in the chicken coop!

Apart from roosters crowing and hens getting excited after egg laying, these creatures really are very quiet. You will have many more neighbours complain about cats and dogs lurking the neighbourhood than you will about chickens in their chicken coop. Neighbors are usually also quite happy to look after your pets while you are away because they know that some eggs will be coming their way.

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