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Is my chicken ok?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Julie311, May 8, 2016.

  1. Julie311

    Julie311 New Egg

    May 8, 2016
    My Speckled Sussex just started laying again for her second go around. Lately before she lays she cackles and clucks so loudly like she in pain or in danger. Then she goes in to lay her egg. Is this normal or is there anything I should be doing?
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    Our chickens "Sing" Before and after laying eggs, I think 85% of our girls do it and the rest just dont XD
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC!

    Yes, sounds like the egg song to me! They can announce before AND after laying and sometimes they sing for other hens as well! No one knows for sure why they sing the egg song, whether it be to deter predators or just "because I laid an egg!"

    Enjoy the songs AND the eggs!! :)
  4. Vickie 51

    Vickie 51 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2012
    My husband and I refer to that as "she's singing the song of her people". Yes, completely natural and, frankly, I really enjoy it when the do that. They sound so proud.
  5. wyatt015

    wyatt015 Out Of The Brooder

    May 7, 2016
    It just the egg song nothing to be a little worried about at all :)

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