Coming of age?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Darlasmum, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning I was awaked at 7:15 by 2 of my girls making such a racket. At first I couldnt figure out what was all the commotion about [​IMG] - then I reccognized it as the 'egg laying song'. I had read about this and seen it on Youtube- but had NO idea it was so loud! Who needs a rooster!?! The cackling went on and on, and even had one of my neighbors up and looking out the window! These three hatched the end of July, so they are just coming up on their 20 wk B-day. LOL-Is this what my little city neighborhood has to look forward to each day now?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Congrats on the coming of age song!
     
  3. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know. My girls are pretty quiet and I have quiet a bit of them.....well more than I really need, that is. Maybe because they aren't used to it yet????
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have a leghorn and an Ameraucana that just get into noise and racket after they've laid an egg.

    The Ameraucana also "whines" when I'm outside until I give them food and then she shuts up... but she is LOUD!
     
  5. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    yes! its a fun song!
     
  6. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I always kind of wonder about all the "no rooster" rules, because hens cackling their songs can be just as loud, or even louder, than a rooster crowing.
     
  7. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Congrats on the egg song! Are you sure they hatched the end of JULY? That would make them only about 15-16 weeks old now. My oldest hatched on July 20th so will be 17 weeks this weekend....
     
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  8. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep- they hatched July 27th. No eggs yet- I keep looking. We had another serinade this morning. Same rythmic bababaBAWK- repeated for about 1-2 minutes. Its pretty funny.
     
  9. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    They may settle down after some time.....after they get used to laying. It's very exciting to them when they first start. My RIR sang almost a whole day before she finally laid her first. She still sings from time to time, but not quite so heartily. [​IMG]
     

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