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Hello! I am currently in Staunton, VA. Moving to Nelson County next month. I am looking for hatching eggs! Can't wait to get my flock going again! I am interested in Araucana's, Cukoo Marans, Light Sussex, Rhode Island Reds mainly. If you will have any towards mid/late January please get in touch especially if you are within driving distance!

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Originally Posted by jmarie View Post

I got my first egg today!!! Sigh twirl happy dance!!!

No idea who laid it but I think it might be my New Hampshire/mutt named Henry

 

My oldest daughter and I jumped up and down for this small perfect little egg!!!

 

what is a egg song and how do I hear it??

 

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The egg song is the call the hens give as they leave the nest after laying. Some times the other hens will pick it up and sing too, and it sounds like a big ol' chicken party!

 

Typically goes something like buck buck buckock!  abuck buck buckock! abuck buck buckock! Even the roosters will join in sometimes...

 

There are lots of variations, but that gives you an idea.

 

My pullets start singing about a week before they lay their first egg... It's always a welcome sound!

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S6f5oUng5c

 

... egg song starts at 36 seconds in...  enjoy! frow.gif

 

ps if you liked that, this is even better - on the banjo! lau.gif

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCn1kxUfqtY  woot.gif  I'm gonna grab my guitar and head down to the henhouse for some pickin and grinnin!


Edited by Maggiesdad - 12/30/12 at 8:20am
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hahahaha That was awesome!!!
 

Got a second egg this morning, still not sure which of the 4 are laying!


Edited by jmarie - 12/30/12 at 11:29am

2 Astrolorps, 1 easter egger, 2 Plymouth barred rocks, a Wyandotte/Dorking cross,  a red laced blue Wyandotte, 4 SFH chicks, a crabby cat, a crazy border collie, 2 crazy girls and a hubby!

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2 Astrolorps, 1 easter egger, 2 Plymouth barred rocks, a Wyandotte/Dorking cross,  a red laced blue Wyandotte, 4 SFH chicks, a crabby cat, a crazy border collie, 2 crazy girls and a hubby!

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post #2284 of 5639

Room to rent Dinwiddie, Va:

Small mixed flock of large-fowl, not-quite-a-year-old hens seeking roommate(s).  Would prefer an older large fowl female - attitude is a PLUS.  Breed is not important but colorful eggs would be huge bonus.  Our landlord (roo) is being rather tough on us girls and we'd like to welcome an older, experienced hen who just might teach him a few manners.  We have a nice 8x8 coop with a large perch, 2 private next boxes (more can be added if required) and a 30x30 run with a nice dust bath and a shady bush to nap under.  Our person visits every day and sits with us while we get a snack of scratch and yummy kitchen scraps.

If interested, please respond to this ad. 

Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here

Single Mom to The Cane Sisters: Candy & Benzo (EE), Nova & Sola (S.Sussex), Raisin & Citizen (SLW), Ameri & Ineeda (JGx), Lido (BLRW) + 1 horse, 3 dogs and 4 dumpcats

My Coop Building Page http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/670830/the-shed-is-here-omg-now-what#post_9055853

GREAT article on adding birds :  ...

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Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here

Single Mom to The Cane Sisters: Candy & Benzo (EE), Nova & Sola (S.Sussex), Raisin & Citizen (SLW), Ameri & Ineeda (JGx), Lido (BLRW) + 1 horse, 3 dogs and 4 dumpcats

My Coop Building Page http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/670830/the-shed-is-here-omg-now-what#post_9055853

GREAT article on adding birds :  ...

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post #2285 of 5639

Pm me, I'm in Dinwiddie county and have a couple extra giants/mutts I can spare! 

More about "The Herd":  www.krausdesigns.com   http://strayneedle.blogspot.com/
A few of everything and B/B/S Silkies 
I tend to kill threads, even when I post pics of day old fuzzy butts.
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More about "The Herd":  www.krausdesigns.com   http://strayneedle.blogspot.com/
A few of everything and B/B/S Silkies 
I tend to kill threads, even when I post pics of day old fuzzy butts.
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post #2286 of 5639

We're from Madison,Va and still a little new to BYC!

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LOVE the name!!!  big_smile.png

Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here

Single Mom to The Cane Sisters: Candy & Benzo (EE), Nova & Sola (S.Sussex), Raisin & Citizen (SLW), Ameri & Ineeda (JGx), Lido (BLRW) + 1 horse, 3 dogs and 4 dumpcats

My Coop Building Page http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/670830/the-shed-is-here-omg-now-what#post_9055853

GREAT article on adding birds :  ...

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Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here

Single Mom to The Cane Sisters: Candy & Benzo (EE), Nova & Sola (S.Sussex), Raisin & Citizen (SLW), Ameri & Ineeda (JGx), Lido (BLRW) + 1 horse, 3 dogs and 4 dumpcats

My Coop Building Page http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/670830/the-shed-is-here-omg-now-what#post_9055853

GREAT article on adding birds :  ...

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LOVE the name!!!  big_smile.png

Thank you

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We're from Madison,Va and still a little new to BYC!


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Madison is beautiful country!

 

Sloppin' in the red mud down here in Louisa... jumpy.gif

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maggiesdad,

My husband came upstairs today and said "there is something wrong with the chickens, something is bothering them!!" We open the door to the deck and hear the egg song and we caught "Henry" in the act just coming out of the coop and now know who is laying the eggs!

2 Astrolorps, 1 easter egger, 2 Plymouth barred rocks, a Wyandotte/Dorking cross,  a red laced blue Wyandotte, 4 SFH chicks, a crabby cat, a crazy border collie, 2 crazy girls and a hubby!

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2 Astrolorps, 1 easter egger, 2 Plymouth barred rocks, a Wyandotte/Dorking cross,  a red laced blue Wyandotte, 4 SFH chicks, a crabby cat, a crazy border collie, 2 crazy girls and a hubby!

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