Egg song singing rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bakerjw, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. bakerjw

    bakerjw Songster

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    I was on the roof working on our latest house renovation yesterday when I heard the egg song coming from our "chicklet" pen. I looked down and there in his full glory was "Laru" who is one of our Silver Sebright roosters cackling away doing the egg song. I shouted "Hey! You're a rooster not a hen." and he quieted down. Perhaps he is just trying to find his inner hen.

    Anyone else have roos that sing the egg song regularly?
     

  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I HAD one that would do the egg song after his favorite hen finished laying... [​IMG]
     
  3. atimme

    atimme Songster

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    Some rooster noses sound just like hen songs. I've always thought it was when something was upsetting him or out of place.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My rooster sings with my hens. But he also uses the egg song as an alarm call if you freak him out after dark when he's on the roost.
     
  5. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

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    My boys sing with the hens. The hen sings the song and then the boys (plus other girls) answer, then the hen, then the boys....on and on and on for about 10 minutes.

    Every bit as loud as crowing,

    Sandie
     
  6. Tiss

    Tiss Songster

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    My roo answers my hens' egg song with one of his own. It's a celebration in the coop!
     
  7. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    My little "old english game bantam roos" will sing along with the pullets... everytime! [​IMG]
     

  8. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    I have a hatchery Silkie that we really think is gender confused! He crows in the morning and sings the egg song in the afternoon, even though none of the girls in his pen are laying. We were really confused for a while thinking one of the girls was laying, but were never finding any eggs. Then, we were working in the garden next to the coop and saw him do it! He is so funny to watch and the girls cock their heads and look at him like he is crazy!
     
  9. epitidios

    epitidios Chirping

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    Perhaps you rooster is old enough to start laying eggs.... [​IMG] Even though it is an extremely rare case, roosters that do lay eggs, lay solid gold eggs. So there is a chance to become a millionaire.....
     
  10. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    Quote:Oh how I wish this could be true! [​IMG]
     

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