Demanding hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mommissan, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My red star hen started laying Monday morning and like clockwork has laid a perfect brown egg each morning since (okay, only 3 eggs but anyway). This morning she sat on her nest box (her favorite is the right hand side with a hot pink plastic Easter egg in it) and quietly did her business. When she was done, she stomped out of the coop and started clucking loudly, loudest she's ever been. Stomping about, "bok bok bok bok BUCKAWK!!!". So I go to the nest box and get her egg, now she's quiet. Do chickens ask to have the eggs removed?
     
  2. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's doing the 'Egg Song'!! She is announcing her pride in laying an beautiful egg and wants to be sure EVERYONE knows it!!

    Congrats!
     
  3. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    That would be the "egg song". The best way I know how to describe it is, You'd cackle too if you laid an egg.

    And if you have more than one hen, typically more than one will chime in to celebrate the arrival of the egg.
     
  4. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah-ha! That's what happened! My white hen started cackling with her. The girls were crazy with delight this morning.[​IMG]
     
  5. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep. Sounds perfectly normal.

    I have a compost bin in my girls run. It's about three feet off the ground and they use it as a stage. I'll catch all three of them up there just singing and cackling away. They get quiet if I go outside and up to the gate. But I can spy on them through the window out of the garage and it's hilarious to watch. I just hope my neighbors think so too.
     
  6. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always thought that the egg song was what they did BEFORE they laid an egg. That's so cute how they all sing along after the egg's laid. I can't wait to hear them again!
     
  7. AngelaClassAct

    AngelaClassAct Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I learn more and more everyday by coming to this site. My ladies are all starting to lay right now, I have 16 and so far we are up to 10 eggs a day, with a bulk increase on Saturday and Sunday. The ladies were going nutz and we had no idea why - now I know!!
     
  8. GobbleGobbleBaaak

    GobbleGobbleBaaak Out Of The Brooder

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    That is so neat! I only have 1 laying hen right now, but 16 more hens on their way to maturity...hopefully, my girls will also be celebrating the arrival of an egg. Thank you for sharing!
     
  9. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would have clucked like them after I delivered my kids but the percocet kept me quiet.[​IMG]
     
  10. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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