Egg Song Early?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SheeReno, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. SheeReno

    SheeReno Songster

    Jul 31, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hey all, our BO pullet is at 9 weeks now, and this morning I could have SWORN I heard her doing the egg song - bok bok bok bok bok bok bok bok bok bok BAGAWK bok bok ...etc etc etc for about a full minute.

    Now I know it's too early for her to be laying, so what was it about?
  2. The egg song isn't just reserved for eggs. [​IMG] I have a young Polish pullet who will not be laying this season, as they are not winter layers. But she still cackles and clucks and sings when she is startled. If a squirrel hops on a path nearby, she'll start singing to save her life and she'll keep doing it. I think the egg-song is generally a song of warning. Warning about an egg, warning about a noise, strange light, movement, even warning about ANOTHER hen laying an egg, etc. Also, they can sometimes chime in when they hear someone else doing it.
  3. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    I have had a few do early too when they had a big dump. So it happens without eggs too.

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