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I know about egg songs, is there a morning song?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Carrie Lynn, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the a.m. my banty starts an egg song. Then the other 2 standard hens join in and it is awesome [​IMG]

    However, this is hours before the first egg, and even longer for the next eggs (afternoon layers).

    Is there such a thing as a morning song? Does the banty (highest on pecking order) fill in for the lack of a roosters crow?

    They spend nights in the garage, in a dog kennel set-up, and are probably eager to be moved to their small coop.

    Carrie
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I have one that recently has started screaming something similar to her egg song when I'm not out there to let them out of the coop early enough. LOUD. Just started doing that a couple days ago. She started laying a couple days ago too, but so far never before around noon.
     
  3. CluckCluck18

    CluckCluck18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too! My EE was hollering away the other morning and I thought she had laid an egg. But she was just singing away and like you said VERY loudly! Too funny....[​IMG]
     
  4. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! Mine sing if I'm not out there letting them out soon enough. Sounds like a jungle out there.

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  5. SnowyHen

    SnowyHen New Egg

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    I was wondering if it is a "Morning song" when my top hen is laying in the morning, and my other two hens are singing just outside the coop?
     
  6. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one girl who sings ALL the time. We are constantly asking her to shut it down [​IMG]
     
  7. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How funny these girls can be. [​IMG]

    This morning as I was moving the "big girls" to their coop, the banty was left behind for a couple of minutes.

    She started sing her "bauk, bauk.."morning song. She was standing up tall like a rooster does when he crows.
    After this, I am pretty sure her song is a "let me out", or "come feed me", or "hey, it's morning"
    greeting/song. Funny, that she doesn't ever sing the egg song after laying.
     

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