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Is it possible???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epitidios, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. epitidios

    epitidios Chirping

    Jun 30, 2010
    I found one egg in a nest earlier. The problem is that none of the hens was singing the usual song. Is it possible. From the window now i just another one sitting on the nest.
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    They don't alway make sound after laying.
  3. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    We have gotten a total of 11 eggs from our girls who just started laying last week. I have only heard the egg song once and it was before the egg was laid, I know becouse as soon as i heard it I checked the nest box and no chicken and no egg. checked back in 15 mins and there was an egg. Go figure!
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    they dont all sing the egg song. and my BO is fairly quiet throughout the egg laying process which for her takes a very long time sometimes (hours). I guess every bird and breed is different
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Well, you found an egg; therefore, it is possible.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2010
  6. epitidios

    epitidios Chirping

    Jun 30, 2010
    Well i just gave them their dinner, and i found two more eggs. Today they were really quiet. A few days ago, all the area found out that they were laying eggs. Another issue but i think this is probably breed related is the egg size. I got four of the same breed and they lay really small eggs. The other parameter is that they started laying recently.
  7. Cheep

    Cheep Songster

    Jul 17, 2010
    Sebastopol, CA
    I'm also new with hens, & I only have 1 laying now, but she started with small eggs & they seem to be getting larger, as she grows.
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Back when I had a large flock, my hens seemed to sing less when the weather was very hot. The Silkies acted like laying an egg was a secret during the heat of late summer and were very, very quiet.
  9. JetBlack

    JetBlack Songster

    Apr 19, 2010
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    I have one black bantam that NEVER SHUTS UP and hardly lays any eggs. The other chooks are silent. I never hear them lay. One RIR, I have picked up her eggs and they were still warm, but never heard a thing. She just tucks the newspaper under her wing, grabs a cup of coffee and heads for her stall.
  10. epitidios

    epitidios Chirping

    Jun 30, 2010

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