Egg song from non-laying chicken??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ufgrad98, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. ufgrad98

    ufgrad98 In the Brooder

    May 8, 2011
    We have 4 chickens (2 BO, 1 Barred Rock, and 1 EE) and they are 22 weeks old. One of the BOs started laying on Saturday and she is kind of quiet while she lays her egg. The only reason I knew something exciting was happening on Saturday, was because the other BO was singing like there was no tomorrow. She's super loud and does the "egg song" I've heard about the entire time the other one is laying her egg. When the BO lays her egg, the other one finally shuts up. So, what's up with this?? I thought the egg song was supposed to come from the chicken actually laying the egg.

  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    She's cheering her on!
  3. augustwest

    augustwest Chirping

    Nov 24, 2010
    North central mass
  4. m_shuman

    m_shuman Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    Springfield, GA
    I only have one girl that sings the egg song ans that is my delaware. The rest are stealth layers. The only reason I know I have an egg is because the rooster crows and crows and crows. Then I come and get it out of the nest box. He goes into the hen house and stares at me as I collect the egg as if he were witnessing me take his offspring (bad case of stink eye.) Than he is quiet again until the next egg comes.

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