Egg Song

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TLM, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. TLM

    TLM Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my 2 Delaware hens just started laying at 24 weeks old and has laid 3 eggs in the past 4 days. Yippee!!! However, her egg song is soooo loud. I don't mind, but I live where chickens are not allowed. My neighborhood is pretty relaxed, but the egg song just might push my luck. As much as I love my hens and enjoy them, I am thinking I might trade them for a couple of hens that don't sing the song every time they lay.

    Any advice? I know I should not even have them, but I am just trying to enjoy a little bit of the country in my urban back yard.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was walking from our barn back to the house this morning, I heard the loudest screeching and thought one of the chickens must be getting hurt! Nope... she was in the nest box singing her own version of the egg "song", so I can understand your worry.

    Congrats on getting your first eggs. I have no words of wisdom for you as I'm fairly new to chickens myself. Hopefully someone will chime in with some advice you can use.

    Just wanted to say [​IMG]. I live east of you, just outside of Placerville.
     
  3. ozzie

    ozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel your pain. Unfortunately I don't think you're going to be able to stop them - it is a 'natural' thing for them to do. The only alternative I see is to keep them locked up in a sound proof enclosure till your neighbors are awake ie till like 8-9am and then let them out. The calls aren't nearly as loud when everyone is awake.

    ozzie
     
  4. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Mine seem to settle down, once they have been laying for a while.
     
  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:i've never heard my hens do it. What the heck! One coop is right by my bedroom window!! hmmmm
     
  6. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    I never thought of it as a song more so she is gossiping about her egg. It is cute because sometimes the hens an a roo or two will come by and inspect the nest after the gossip. Some do it, some don't and my two leghorns do it way past it being relevant to gossip about.
     

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