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Egg Song

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aleebama, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. aleebama

    aleebama In the Brooder

    Jan 15, 2012
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    I have a Silkie roo that sings the egg song with his ladies. He crows all the time, as well. Is this normal or is he possibly a little confused?

  2. feeding frenzy

    feeding frenzy Chirping

    Oct 24, 2012
    My rooster sings the egg song louder than my hen! He runs around the yard crowing very loudly after the hen lays an egg like it was his accomplishment! LOL. My hen does not sing the egg song when she lays. Just soft grrp grrrp noises at the last few seconds before the egg comes out. I think it's normal rooster behavior. He might be cheering on for his lady!
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    The call, commonly called the "egg song" is not entirely understood. It is a call. Is it a warning? A territorial claim? A flock call of some kind? Honestly? Even after a half century of flock keeping, I surely do not know. Most of our hens do not even make the call.

    It's a head scratcher, that is for sure.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2013
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Not many of my hens sing the Egg Song. Those that do, really belt it out. They can trigger a chorus from the roosters and this or that pullet.

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