|The loud-beaked culprit....George|
I love the sound of chickens in my backyard and only worry about the excessive noise from George due to our city-setting and close proximity of neighbors. And, seriously, the barking dogs and screaming kids in the neighborhood are way louder than George......usually.
I have tried: verbally correcting them, picking her up,clapping with the verbal correction (to which she would sometimes stop briefly, then start in even LOUDER. I think if chickens could cuss, that's what she was doing). SO, we are trying something new.....we have a spray bottle filled with water and will squirt it in the offenders direction when the noise gets out of hand. Surprisingly, it seems to be working. I am home today and haven't heard the goose-honking noises coming from the backyard so far.
What are your thoughts on this? Should I just 'forget-about-it?' Is my resistance futile, OR am I being a good neighbor with my attempts at chicken-sound-training?