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Flock's reaction to first egg laying gets too loud.

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Today was the first day any member of our small flock has laid an egg. I was well informed of the egg song, but not about the following behaviors.
Lillian, RIR, laid the first egg. The head Hen Chocobo seemed anxious and refused to leave her, all while calling out. Leeroy, Black Star hen, was running in and out of the run and clucking. Lillian was silent the whole time.
Is this a normal first time reaction to member laying an egg? What can i do to keep them calm?
Edited by EKemper1 - 9/28/15 at 8:12am
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They are as excited as you.  Generally they settle down once the egglaying becomes routine.

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How long did it take to get the second egg from the same chicken?  I been waiting for 4 days now.:D

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How long did it take to get the second egg from the same chicken?  I been waiting for 4 days now.big_smile.png
actually today was the very first egg. smile.png No other hen has laid one yet. But we'll see soon!
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Hey, my 11 year old son got the second egg today.  I assume the same chicken laid it that laid the first egg 4 days ago. He said it was the greatest day of his life. It's probably only the greatest day of this week.

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Hahahaha...yeah, it's quite the symphony!!

It may quiet down in time....or may be repeated on occasion, mine still all chime in once in a while.

 

First time I heard it it freaked me out. I heard this incredibly loud cacophony of noise coming from the coop the first or second day I had them, I went tearing down there thinking for sure something was killing my new chickens, only to see the rooster standing on the roost board ripping off that bok-bok-bok-baGAWWW over and over and most the hens were chiming in with their versions as well....seeing no blood or carnage I relaxed  ...then I saw the EGG!! OhMyGods, an egg, from my very own chickens in my very own coop!! I did my own egg celebration.... from the incredible edible egg commercial?... the old man in overalls, doing a little shuffle dance and singing?.... 'I love eggs, from my head down to my legs'. It stills brings a huge grin to my face to remember that moment .

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #7 of 7
Lol, lucky you!!
I have four Black Australorps and three are laying. They walk into the coop and about half an hour later walk out. Not a sound from any of them. I suppose that's good for my neighbors though!
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