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My Speckled Sussex just started laying again for her second go around. Lately before she lays she cackles and clucks so loudly like she in pain or in danger. Then she goes in to lay her egg. Is this normal or is there anything I should be doing?

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Our chickens "Sing" Before and after laying eggs, I think 85% of our girls do it and the rest just dont XD

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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Hello and welcome to BYC!

 

Yes, sounds like the egg song to me! They can announce before AND after laying and sometimes they sing for other hens as well! No one knows for sure why they sing the egg song, whether it be to deter predators or just "because I laid an egg!" 

 

Enjoy the songs AND the eggs!! :-)

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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post #4 of 5
My husband and I refer to that as "she's singing the song of her people". Yes, completely natural and, frankly, I really enjoy it when the do that. They sound so proud.
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It just the egg song nothing to be a little worried about at all smile.png
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