Eggsong

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Leah and peeps, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone,

    I have about the "eggsong" before.. if thats what it is even called. But what exactly is it? And what does it sound like?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:That is what it's called and it's a riot (to me) every time I hear it! It sounds like the hen is talking in it's own language. Sometimes it goes on and on for quite a while (20 minutes or more!). Some of my girlz do it before they lay an egg, some do it after laying. Some of them don't do it at all.
     
  3. GermanChick

    GermanChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BAWK, bawk bawk, BAWK, BAWK ... and on and on and on. You will know it when you hear it. You can't miss it since it is louder than any rooster crowing [​IMG]
     
  4. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BOK BOK BOK BAGAWK! [​IMG] The one that I have laying doesn't sing though.
     
  5. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It kind of scared me the first time I heard it [​IMG] I thought something was after them.
     
  6. palochknldy

    palochknldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recorded mine just before and after laying and now have it as my ring tone. Makes me giggle everytime my phone rings! They don't sing it everytime, just once in awhile.

    Pre egg song


    Post egg song
     
  7. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes!!! My daughter thought something was wrong with the rooster!! It is not as much like a song, more like she is screaming I laid an egg, I laid an egg!!!
     
  8. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is exactly it............bawk bawk bawk ba GAWK! bawk bawk bawk ba GAWK! and on and on and on and on and on............! I love to watch them because there will be a chicken in the nest box and 10 chickens all standing around looking at her. Then one of the admirers will start with the egg song and they all join in . Chicken opera is so funny. I've heard the rooster do it too. I don't know why!

    If I could get a chicken dictionary........man that would be so awesome!
     
  9. chicknerd

    chicknerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for posting. Now I know what the two songs mean! I have only one laying now but I have been hearing the pre egg song for weeks now!
     
  10. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    When ours do the pre-laying song, it's more like the Get Out Of My Favorite Box song! They usually only do it when another hen is laying. It seems like whichever box the first one is in is the favorite of the day. The post-laying song usually is quite a chorus and makes hens and roosters come running to congratulate!
     

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