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Do they do the "egg song" before or after laying an egg? Because I just thought my hen was DYING! I ran outside to be sure the dogs didn't get to her and she was just squawking away in the run. I looked into the nesting box and sure enough, a beautiful egg. Snatched it out of there and it was hot. She had to have just laid it. So is this the egg song? Because I'm totally excited! LOL Its like a dinner bell "Bawk bawk BaGAAAHHH!!!!!!! I laid an egg" LOL


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Sheila- Mama to Alyssa and Tripp, Wife to Larry.
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post #2 of 18
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Oh, I should add this is only her second egg. We got our first last weekend and we weren't home when she laid it.

Sheila- Mama to Alyssa and Tripp, Wife to Larry.
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post #3 of 18

Before, during and after.  Mostly after, mine anyway, but when they're first learning, they practice a lot.  Once they're pros, I mostly hear it when they're done.

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One of my hens egg songs last for 20 minutes after she has laid an egg.

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well this is the first time I've heard anything out of them of that sort. I mean a little noise here and there when they are getting on to the babies, but NOTHING that has even made me run out to check on them! LOL She did it for about 5 minutes.

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"Bok bok bok bok bok bok buh-GAWK!
Bok bok bok bok bok bokbokbok buh-GAWK!
Bok bok bok bok bok bok BAWK buh- GAWK!"

Yes, that is the Egg Song.  At least the first stanza of it...  lau

Some hens never sing it, some hens sing before, during, or after, or just one of those situations.

I also have a hen who sings it for ten to 15 minutes afterwards.  I once recorded an Egg Song on my old phone that lasted a continuous three minutes.  I shared it with some BYCers but lost it when that phone died.  hit

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Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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One of my girls egg song is my ring tone

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Way to many chickens to remember, 7 runner ducks, 2 Turkeys, and 1 huge BO roo.
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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by moodlymoo 

One of my girls egg song is my ring tone


What an excellent idea!!

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Glad I live in the country my chickens won't shut up. I was in the coop & the girl wouldn't shut up. I told her flock mate to tell her to shut up & she pecked her. I told her thank- you.

I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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Seriously. When we first got the chicks, my DH told me we absolutely could NOT keep a roo, because the neighbour nearest us would flip out, as he had done to another neighbour once before, threatening him with court. I often wonder what he thinks of my girls' egg songs. I'm an opera singer, and DH plays the bagpipes, and we got NOTHIN' on these girls.

I'm blogging my chickens:  http://heedleyshens.wordpress.com  and they have their own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Heedleys-Hens/161787617267891

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I'm blogging my chickens:  http://heedleyshens.wordpress.com  and they have their own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Heedleys-Hens/161787617267891

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