Finally heard that "noisy chicken"!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Moselle, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Moselle

    Moselle Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    My pullets (now 21wks) have always been pretty quiet, and I've been waiting for them to get noisy around laying time. My one pullet who has been laying is just as quiet as you please. But this morning - ha! We could hear from inside the house what sounded like a mad goose stuck in the coop. Sure enough, one of the other chickens had layed their first egg. We don't know who it was yet, but it sure was funny! [​IMG]
  2. Portia

    Portia Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    South Central PA
    [​IMG] Mine can be crazy some mornings. The best is when one hen calls from the nest and the rooster on the other side of the yard answers. They'll do this back and forth for a good 2-3 minutes.
  3. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    I too love this sound. I imagine them to be saying, "Look, she laid an egg, or Look, I laid an egg!" Some morning around here can be pretty noisy. It makes me chuckle!

    hmmmmmm, the wonderful sounds of being on a "farm"....I just love it! [​IMG]
  4. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    We have learned to tune out the rooster calls, but the egg laying noises? Those always wake us up. It's like they are saying, "Come and get your fresh breakfast!" [​IMG]
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    OHH YOU guys make me jealous [​IMG] I want those chicken noises! AND crows! Right now all I hear are peeps yet! LOL ALthough on a brighter note my Serama rooster crowed today! For the first time...Loud and not so clear! [​IMG]
  6. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Quote:hehe, Love it!!!!!!
  7. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Mine are usually saying "let me out!" I haven't identified the laying cackle, maybe mine don't.
  8. Rogue_Woman

    Rogue_Woman Songster

    May 12, 2008
    Quote:It sounds kinda like a goose getting whacked with a baseball bat...or an airhorn. It's LOUD.
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    it does sound like a goose gone nuts! mine do it after they get off the nests as if to say, "HELLO, i laid an egg in here!" hilarious. our speckled sussex will go on and on for a half hour. ha-hooonk ha-hooonkaaah.

    my husband was out in our pole barn just laughing away. he started laughing and she started honking again. back and forth. nutty family!

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