Do they always sing before they lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by project7030, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. project7030

    project7030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two girls who just started laying. The EE doesnt sing the egg song and the barred rock just growls. Will they ever sing? On a different note, my phoenix roo clucks like a hen and sings the egg song. He may be confused. Lol

    Andrea
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Maybe he is teaching them the words:-D
     
  3. slurrywidow

    slurrywidow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE's didn't sing much at the beginning either. They just sort of...croaked. Really, like a frog. The other girls would look at them like "what IS that sound you're making?". Too funny. Now one of them does a glorious egg song before AND after she lays with a charming squawk at the end. The other two...still frogs.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Most of my birds to the after egg song thing....
     
  5. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    I have an Australorp that has been laying since the 20th who I have not heard make a peep. I know I have been outside while she was laying but she was copmpletely quite. [​IMG] I only wish this trait had been passed along to my roos. [​IMG]
     
  6. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    One of them croaks and screams, and then sings the song, but Maple, her sister, doesn't.
     

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