Hen has taken over rooster's duty

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fanny's Mom, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Fanny's Mom

    Fanny's Mom Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 2, 2008
    My rooster is very old and has worn out his cockadoodledoo. Other than his voice, he's doing really well and makes a point of mounting the girls, albeit only every now and then. Anyway, one of the hens seems to have taken over the morning wake up call. She goes to the coop door and starts making the sound hens make when they've laid an egg! She's very, very loud and does it over and over again to the point that I get concerned that something's wrong and go running out there only to see her standing proud and yelling at the top of her lungs. Ever hear of this?
  2. WonderChicken

    WonderChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 14, 2010
    High Ridge, Missouri
    How funny! I have never heard of this myself, but I am curious to see if others have [​IMG]
  3. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I haven't got a rooster, my bantam Brahma shouts for breakfast every morning. If I'm not there at sunrise. I don't know if its the egg song noise because she is quiet during the day

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by