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my rooster does the egg song???? (what?!?!)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BellLisamo, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Ok so this morning i heard the egg song... and i looked out the door, and it was my rooster singing it. Buck buck bagawk! What in the world?!?! Poor guy's been with his hen's too much!

    Tell me he's not gay... hahaaa

  2. Lol, let's hope not.

    Are you sure it's a rooster? If so, I would imagine hes fine, just trying to be like the ladies for a day. [​IMG]
  3. chicklady63

    chicklady63 Songster

    Feb 10, 2009
    Just a proud father. [​IMG] Good for him!
  4. farmertank

    farmertank Songster

    Apr 28, 2007
    Linden TN
    Sometimes my hen starts it, but my rooster picks it up and drowns her right out. She usually quits in quite a huff and won't talk to him for the rest of the day.

    Maybe your roo is trying to impress one of your hen lol

  5. All of my boys do it, and not just for eggs. To warn about danger in the sky (hawks) on the ground, and just about any time they want to tell their hens something. Normal! He's saying, "Oh, wow! You layed an egg! I'm happy for you! I'm going to brag for you, girl!" [​IMG] My roos often chorus along with the hens in the morning, lady-lovers that they are.

    Ladies fall for the sweet ones, I guess. [​IMG]
  6. needtohatch

    needtohatch Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Hart Co
    Our roos do it too! I thought it was really odd [​IMG] , glad to see they are not the only ones!
  7. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    ok good!! i was worried about him. he's polish and i NEVER see him mate. I've heard they aren't good at their jobs.... anyone have any objections, comments?

    i may give his hens to another well deserving roo....

  8. Quote:He might just not do his job while you're around. [​IMG] I though my Polish hen wasn't getting much attention after her only mate passed away, but when I cracked her open and noticed it was fertilized, I began to watch out. We had rain a few days later and when I came out to take care of them, her back feathers were broken and muddy, so needless to say someone was doing their job. I really hope it isn't her son. [​IMG]

    Oh, and her mate was a Sultan, although having a smaller crest still had vision imparements. He did his job quite well and treated his ladies awesome. The only problem you could come across is that he isn't able to 'find' (see) his lady. That could happen. [​IMG]
  9. dancingbear

    dancingbear Songster

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    I've noticed that many times, and usually half the flock picks it up and sings along. I suspect it might be survival behavior, meant to confuse observing predators about the actual location of eggs. But why the heck they loudly announce eggs in the first place, I've always wondered.
  10. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    Far SW VA
    He a Happy Pappy!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Ok now that that is over. I belive the song is done to keep others away i have found that when an egg is laied that it is wet and may be a little soft for a few min. So as a warning to stay away the "song" that is just my thinking.

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