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Cackling

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mahen8622, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Songster

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    my meemaw always told me ill know when my hens lay their eggs because theyll cackle afterward my hens are young and very silent when i watch them lay or am out and about the yard while theyre on the nest is this just and old wives tail my meemaw has heard or is there something to it and my hens are just silent layers?
     
  2. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

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    I've had both kinds. I think I prefer the silent ones. The cacklers can go on for a half hour. Drove me nuts!
     
  3. hollyk

    hollyk Songster

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    I have a RIR that has been laying for 2 weeks, never made a sound. The black aus. started laying on Saturday and we knew it. The whole county knew it. She sang the " I laid an egg song" for a long time. The Wyndotte laid the next day and never made a sound. Guess there are some extraverts and some introverts.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My BSL and RIR don't care a whit about their eggs. The BR, however, gets all worked up and has to tell everyone.
     
  5. mainchick

    mainchick Songster

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    i have both kinds here too! Some howdy hoo and sing an opera and some are like"Whatevah"!
     
  6. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Songster

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    I got a little brahma hen that makes the announcement for the other hens. She doesn't lay, except maybe 5 eggs a year.
     
  7. birdlover

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    [​IMG] That's so cute.
     
  8. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    I also have both. My one RIR hen would go on for about 1 hr after she layed. As she has gotten older she has stopped being so noisy about it.
     
  9. DeeTee

    DeeTee In the Brooder

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    Some of my hens don't make much fuss when they lay. But here's what my Delawares do:
     

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