Awww, how cute...their first eggs, but no egg song (photo)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dewey, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. dewey

    dewey Songster

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    The girls are 22 1/2 weeks old and this afternoon 2 of them laid their first egg. 1 from a barred rock and 1 from an EE. The white egg in the photo is a large egg from the store. It was getting to be about that time so they all got switched over to layer almost 2 weeks ago. The eggs were tiny as expected but perfectly formed with strong shells. I'd just checked them not 5 minutes before a relative passed by and saw them. They kept as quiet as church mice, lol.

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  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Mine tend to sing the egg song before laying it [​IMG]
     
  3. dewey

    dewey Songster

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    How funny! Guess ya never can tell, lol.
     
  4. Most of our hens just go quietly about their business. They do the ba Gawk thing when frightened about something though. Silly chickens.
     
  5. dewey

    dewey Songster

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    And here I've been looking forward to the egg songs this whole time, lol...funny, my chickens always sang afterwards. [​IMG] Guess there was no need to warn the neighbors, lol.
     
  6. SassyKat6181

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    Congrats on your 1st eggs! My girls were quiet at first, but now are really noisy.
     
  7. dewey

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    Quote:That's what I'm hoping for! And thank you. [​IMG]
     
  8. RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather

    RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather Songster

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    Aloha,

    Yes, some hens will sing an egg song. But only when another dominant hen takes over the nest do they sing, in my pen, and boy do they sing. But sometimes it is becuase they got situated in the nest and then got kicked out. But other times they learn by mimicking the other older hens.[​IMG] But hey you got your first egg! congrats!
     
  9. dewey

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    Thanks! Them singing after getting kicked off the nest makes sense. Seems like I'd been waiting forever and I'm happy it's finally started. [​IMG]
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Not all of my girls sing The Egg Song. However, sometimes my dominant rooster will sing it for or with them! Occasionally, a large portion of the whole flock will join in the chorus.


    And yet there are many more eggs than I've heard singing about 'em, so I know I've got some stealth layers.
     

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