Does it hurt??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by peggyb43, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. peggyb43

    peggyb43 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a newbie and my 5 girls haven't started laying yet (22 weeks today) but I was just wondering if it hurt them to lay an egg. I've read that they cackle pretty loudly when laying and that made me wonder if it was painful for them. Anybody know?
     
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Most of the time they cackle before or after to announce their contribution not during. In fact they are very quiet during the time of laying. I don't know about it hurting. I hope not. Jean
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I imagine it probably doesn't hurt unless the egg is unusally large. Remember, they're made for laying eggs and that's what they do naturally.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Mine bawk to announce they are getting ready to lay and right after they lay. I have seen other hens run in to get a look too. FUNNY!
     
  5. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    im sure they are quiet during laying so that in nature they dont draw too much attention to the nest...
     
  6. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls seem to quite enjoy laying eggs...almost like it's some exciting social event!! And they love singing and yelling about it afterwards [​IMG]
     

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