Complaining or egg-song?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AJ666, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. AJ666

    AJ666 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an EE and shes getting to be about that age. Shes exactly 6 months old two days ago.
    She makes a sound that I think may be egg song but it also sounds like shes complaining about how shes cold or something like that. mIve seen her and my roo mating once and her comb isnt that red. What do you think?
     
  2. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
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    Sounds like an eggsong! Is she doing an egg squat when you try to pick her up or anything? Those are tell-all signs of getting ready to lay.
     
  3. AJ666

    AJ666 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She doesnt exactly squat. She more like stands there when I try to pick her up.
     
  4. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't mean to hijack your thread but...is it common for hens to complain before laying? Mine does, and it sounds like she's in pain before laying.
     
  5. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In this site you'll listen an egg song.
    www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hens+song
    They make this sound in these situations: When they just lay.Sometimes before lay.Sometimes when one see another hen laying, sometimes the roo sings. And sometimes they all make this sound when they are scared of something odd. (dog, or other animal they don"t know)
     
  6. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I just checked it out on youtube. That is definitely not what my hen sounds like, I wish it were...
     
  7. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple hens that do the Eggsong. The rest just lay....
     

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