Can a chicken lay her egg after the egg song?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by StarLover21, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2011
    This morning all of my chickens started to sing. All five would do a low toned bawk bawk bawk bawk bawk...and every once in awhile one would go bKCAW!!!! A different tone each time. All five of them. It was really loud, and did sound kind of like the egg song. We do have a 30 week old leghorn who has not layed her first egg yet. I searched for it, and couldn't find anything. Could she be going to lay her egg today? If not, what was this about?
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Sounds like an egg song to me. 30 week old leghorn is right on track too, if not a few weeks late.

  3. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, egg song! It can come before...she's just gettin' ya excited for it! But I wouldn't sit by the nest waiting: it might not be this day. That song can be a siren song! :)
  4. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    I have a chicken who does her egg song before she lays. Was really confusing for a newbie like me since I'd race out to the coop expecting an egg and she'd look at me like "hah! Made ya look!"
  5. HudokFarm

    HudokFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    Some of our hens also sing before they lay, then do a "real" egg song afterwards. The two sound slightly different.

    We also have a BO who will join in with any other hen who is singing about an egg. Sometimes she will get the entire flock singing!
  6. shober

    shober Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2011
    My girls are fickle!! Some sing before some after and some not at all! I just have to keep checking. Some days they sing and there is nothing! Somedays they are very noisy and when there is outside noise like other birds, gardeners, or trash trucks they get silent!![​IMG] I have to just keep checking!!

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