My little red bantam is singing like crazy this morning

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maggiec1951, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. maggiec1951

    maggiec1951 In the Brooder

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    Usually Lucille (cutest little rusty red bantam I've ever seen) is the quietest of my little flock; all of mine are pretty quiet as a rule but since 8:00 she has been singing almost nonstop. Could there be an egg in the near future? I sure hope so. She is 6 1/2 months old; the other 4 are 5 1/2 months and egghibiting some "laying" behaviors. I have had an eggstreme case of egg envy with all the first egg posts lately. Maybe I'm getting an early Christmas present. I'm so eggcited:weee Putting new batteries in my camera now!
     

  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Songster

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    Sounds like she is getting close! [​IMG] Keep us posted! [​IMG]
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    [​IMG] An egg is on the way!
     
  4. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Songster

    Woohoo!! It won't be long now. Are you checking your nest boxes every hour? You might have one today. I have a barred rock who sang her egg song for about 20 minutes and then laid her first egg. She still sings everytime! So awesome!


    Good luck. I know it isn't easy waiting for the first, but it will be so exciting when it happens!
     

  5. maggiec1951

    maggiec1951 In the Brooder

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    She sang for almost 45 minutes and yes, I checked the nesting boxes, run, coop floor and every other place I could think of but no egg. Later today she acted submissive to one of the other girls...one that has been picking on her a bit lately. Am I confused? or is my tiny little girl confused? She is 29 -30 wks old and I understand that bantams can sometimes start laying later but darn it all, I am just plain tired of waiting! I want an egg [​IMG]
     
  6. kbreak

    kbreak Chirping

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    I got my first bantam egg yesterday [​IMG]
    My bantam hen is free ranged all the time. Her and the rooster sleep in the trees. She is real skittish. She does come up when i feed the big chickens but not close. She does go in the coop when the door is open. I raised the top on our nesting boxes on Tuesday and she was in the nest where all my hens lay. I scared her and she scared me. She left out quickly. She layed her first egg the next day. I am so excited i thought she would probably lay out in the woods. I got home from work last night and checked for eggs and there it was this tiny little white egg laying next to 2 large and medium brown eggs.
    Question : Do you eat bantam eggs? They are so small. My husband is saying lets leave them and see if she will start sitting them. I don;t want to because she is so scared of us.
     

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