I have several hens of all different kinds. For the last year + I've kept them in their coop and fenced area, but in the last month + they're noisy in the mornings, so I'd let them out in the yard to roam. Unfortunately they continue to be noisy, starting at 5:30am or so. They're just doing those chicken noises, clucking, but it is persistent... not as if they're laying, but more like they're talking to each other. I'm worried about their noise and the neighbors, plus it drives my own household crazy. So I'm looking for some solutions.
I've tried giving them more food and water, but that doesn't calm them... I've tried letting them out in the yard to explore, but that didn't help either... I'm just not sure what to do, and if I don't find a solution soon, they'll have to go...