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Why do hens sing after they lay?

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Was listening to one of the hens singing this morning and wondering what possible advantage the egg song could have on the hen's ability to survive.  Couldn't help but think it could be translated to "protein here for the taking! protein here for the taking!"as far as any predators would be concerned.

If anyone knows I'd be glad to hear thoughts and wild speculation.

Thanks!

  -DB

Suburban backyard flock with 1 Barred Rock, 1 Gold Star, 1 SLW, and 1 GLW, 2 EEs.   And a freezer full of Red Rangers from McMurray as well.

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Suburban backyard flock with 1 Barred Rock, 1 Gold Star, 1 SLW, and 1 GLW, 2 EEs.   And a freezer full of Red Rangers from McMurray as well.

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Not sure, but I have always wondered that too. When I hear the song from the house I know that there
is an egg or eggs out there for me to collect. It is funny, they basically let me know when there is
something to collect.

Like you I do wonder how that would aid in their survival.

Wife and Mother of 2 boys, 2 cats, a whole bunch of fish, 13 BO hens and 1 BO Rooster (Roy Rooster).
                                                     Give me the simple country life.
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Wife and Mother of 2 boys, 2 cats, a whole bunch of fish, 13 BO hens and 1 BO Rooster (Roy Rooster).
                                                     Give me the simple country life.
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I have no idea, but today three laid. We had the pre-egg song and the post-egg song. And the whole little flock including the roos joining in. It was bedlam out there.

Dave

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