Egg song?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lswatson111304, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they do the "egg song" before or after laying an egg? Because I just thought my hen was DYING! I ran outside to be sure the dogs didn't get to her and she was just squawking away in the run. I looked into the nesting box and sure enough, a beautiful egg. Snatched it out of there and it was hot. She had to have just laid it. So is this the egg song? Because I'm totally excited! LOL Its like a dinner bell "Bawk bawk BaGAAAHHH!!!!!!! I laid an egg" LOL
     
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  2. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I should add this is only her second egg. We got our first last weekend and we weren't home when she laid it.
     
  3. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before, during and after. Mostly after, mine anyway, but when they're first learning, they practice a lot. Once they're pros, I mostly hear it when they're done.
     
  4. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens egg songs last for 20 minutes after she has laid an egg.
     
  5. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well this is the first time I've heard anything out of them of that sort. I mean a little noise here and there when they are getting on to the babies, but NOTHING that has even made me run out to check on them! LOL She did it for about 5 minutes.
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    "Bok bok bok bok bok bok buh-GAWK!
    Bok bok bok bok bok bokbokbok buh-GAWK!
    Bok bok bok bok bok bok BAWK buh- GAWK!"

    Yes, that is the Egg Song. At least the first stanza of it... [​IMG]

    Some hens never sing it, some hens sing before, during, or after, or just one of those situations.

    I also have a hen who sings it for ten to 15 minutes afterwards. I once recorded an Egg Song on my old phone that lasted a continuous three minutes. I shared it with some BYCers but lost it when that phone died. [​IMG]
     
  7. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my girls egg song is my ring tone
     
  8. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What an excellent idea!!
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad I live in the country my chickens won't shut up. I was in the coop & the girl wouldn't shut up. I told her flock mate to tell her to shut up & she pecked her. I told her thank- you.
     
  10. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seriously. When we first got the chicks, my DH told me we absolutely could NOT keep a roo, because the neighbour nearest us would flip out, as he had done to another neighbour once before, threatening him with court. I often wonder what he thinks of my girls' egg songs. I'm an opera singer, and DH plays the bagpipes, and we got NOTHIN' on these girls.
     

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