I Herd the "egg song" today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BlakesFarm, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. BlakesFarm

    BlakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    409
    4
    111
    Jan 6, 2011
    Upstate SC
    So I was at the end of the garden and the chickens and the guineas were up by the greenhouse (they free range). I here one of the chickens behind the greenhouse start the eggs song (first time, I have never got an egg from them) I finish up weeding around the okera and walk to the the hen (in no rush, I was hopeing that I could catch her in the act), by the time I got to the greenhouse the hen got up and ran to the rest of the flock , right when I went around the corner of the greenhouse. [​IMG]

    So you see me there sifting through the pots and tall grass looking for my first egg, no egg was found after 10min so I gave up. [​IMG] Maby Ill catch her tommrow, I still dont know which hen did it. I had a good talk with one of the hens, I got the one I thought laid the egg and was asking here where she hid the egg or which other two hens laid the egg. [​IMG]


    Could she of actually laid an egg or could she of been just practicing her egg song? They are at the age where they could start laying any day now.


    [​IMG]








    .
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    She could have been practicing. Mine do that all the time [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    628
    5
    111
    Jun 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I have one girl that just started laying (my first). But I have not heard an 'egg song.' Someone on the forum wrote that you would recognize it when you heard it...obviously I didn't, or she didn't. What does it sound like?
     
  4. bobzant

    bobzant Chillin' With My Peeps

    242
    3
    93
    Jul 6, 2011
    Perry, IL
    Quote:BAWK BAWK BAGAWK BAWK BAGAWK BAWK BAWK BAWK!!!!!!!!

    that, my friend, is an egg song... [​IMG]
     
  5. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,001
    25
    151
    Jun 4, 2011
    Gray, TN
    I would consider it more of a BEGAWK bok bok bok BOK BEGAWK. But maybe that is just my hens. [​IMG]
     
  6. BlakesFarm

    BlakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    409
    4
    111
    Jan 6, 2011
    Upstate SC
    They kind of sound like this:


    Thoes arnt my chickens in the video but thats what they sound like. I have herd the egg songs 3 more times now, I catch them doing it every time now and no egg. I think i saw my rooster trying to breed with one of my hens today so my 1st egg might be coming soon. [​IMG]
     
  7. christina1982

    christina1982 Out Of The Brooder

    99
    0
    39
    May 25, 2011
    Louisiana
    Quote:Lol, thats the same as mine LOL!
     
  8. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine practice all the time. I even had a rooster, RIF (rest in freezer), that would do it.
     
  9. BlakesFarm

    BlakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    409
    4
    111
    Jan 6, 2011
    Upstate SC
    MY FIRST FREE RANGE EGG!! The 9-10-11 egg:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    She laid and egg on 9-10, 9-11, 9-13, and 9-14.... her pattern is that she will lay one egg every day for two days in a row and then skip a day. Over the last few days though she is laying an egg every day. My only question is that on the verry first egg that she laid whats the white patches on the egg, extera calcium?

    The 9-14-11 egg:

    [​IMG]






    By the way this is the hen:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]










    .
     
  10. BlakesFarm

    BlakesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    409
    4
    111
    Jan 6, 2011
    Upstate SC
    Its funny that my 400th post was on my first egg. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by