Egg song, but no egg??

NeeleysAVLChicks

Songster
10 Years
Aug 4, 2009
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131
Leicester, NC
DH and I were outside working on the second coop yesterday and one of my girls (usually very faithful layer) had been sitting on her nesting box for an hour or so, gets up sings a loud, glorious egg song and prances away looking happy for herself. DH and I continue working and when we're finished, I stop by the nesting box to grab the newly laid egg......but there's no egg! Do you guys ever hear your girls sing the egg song when there's no egg?
 

1stepcloser

Poultry In Motion
10 Years
Sep 16, 2009
812
10
141
Dover, TN
Mine have figured out we coming running when we hear the egg song (to collect eggs) and now do it outside of our backdoor trying to bait us outside to bring treats.
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I dunno who said chickens are stupid.
 
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Chicken-fil-a

In the Brooder
9 Years
Feb 27, 2010
20
1
22
I have an older white leghorn doing the exact same thing. It has been going on for about a week and a half now. She will even push another hen (that is actually laying eggs
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) out of the nest box to get in. And then...nothing...

Every day I cross my fingers that this will be the day she stops freeloading!
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bills

Songster
12 Years
Jan 4, 2008
475
6
141
vancouver island
My older hens have been doing this as well. Maybe they have been in the habit of laying an egg almost every day for the last two years, and are just going through the ritual..
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Happy Chooks

Free Ranging
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11 Years
Jul 9, 2009
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Yup, my red sex link did the song every morning at 6:30. I'd go running up there and no egg. I think she knew she'd get let out of the coop by getting me up there
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chickenjen

In the Brooder
9 Years
Feb 17, 2010
75
0
39
Highlands, NC
I have one that just seems to like the tune of the song and she has taken the last couple of days to strutting around singing the song. I went down a few times yesterday when she did it to find the egg(s) and none! She was just strutting around singing. She is doing it right now too and has been for the last half hour?
 

NeeleysAVLChicks

Songster
10 Years
Aug 4, 2009
959
5
131
Leicester, NC
Hahaha, ok, so there are loads of disillusioned singing chickens out there! Thanks for the reassurance that TBD (never decided on a name, so she's now "TBD") is in good company!
 

radiodog

Songster
10 Years
Jan 1, 2010
172
1
111
Summerfield NC
mine just coo and trill to me.....guess I'm lucky.
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now I have a rooster that does the "bak bak bak BAAAAKKKK bak bak bak BAAAAKKKK"
I think he is confused.
 

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