I think I'm about to get my FIRST EGG EVER!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eggsontoast, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. eggsontoast

    eggsontoast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2010
    North Atlanta suburbs
    My Buff Orp has been singing the egg song and squatting for about a week now. This morning, she was making little cooing noises that I haven't heard her make and kept walking in and out of the coop (which she never goes in until dusk). I went ahead and shut the door to give her as much privacy as she needs plus I want her to lay in there and not somewhere in my back yard. Now one of my slightly younger chicks is going around doing the egg song thing, as if SHE has laid an egg. Too funny! How long do you think it takes a chicken to lay an egg? Fifteen minutes? Five minutes? An hour? I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
  3. eggsontoast

    eggsontoast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2010
    North Atlanta suburbs
    Really??!! Should I open the door to the coop and let her out or should I just put some water in there until she lays? I want to make sure all the chicks get in the habit of laying in the nesting box portion of the coop. She sure is making a ruckus in there! Everytime she sings the egg song, I go out there, open the lid and "check"...nothing. My other chickens are so nosy, too--they keep investigating the coop and making weird noises of their own (in sympathy perhaps?). They look totally confused yet intrigued by what's going on.[​IMG]
  4. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Put a golf ball in the egg box to help her figure out where to lay.
  5. AmyRey

    AmyRey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Mine sang for a couple of weeks before they actually laid. I checked every day too. Many times a day. lol

    Once I finally gave up and went back to checking just twice a day, I found they had left me a surprise. [​IMG]

    A watched pot never boils. [​IMG]
  6. Secretchicken

    Secretchicken Out Of The Brooder

    May 18, 2010
    I love the egg song. Sometimes they just do it for fun I think. It doesn't take 12 hours to lay though. I got lucky and watched one time. It took about three minutes of squatting and squeezing. Poor thing did so much work! I felt bad. I wonder if it hurts at all?
  7. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    an egg song??? what...just a cooing noise they make..I'm sure it can't be comfy lol ..

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