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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mountain Hens, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Mountain Hens

    Mountain Hens New Egg

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    Hello!
    We are a new chicken family and have never had anything other than cats and dogs before. This is all very new to us, but we are finding great information all over the web! This site in particular has been super helpful!

    We have an 18 week old Golden Sexlink, an 18 week old Americauna, and two 10/11 week old Silver Laced Hens.

    Our Golden started laying eggs this week... at first it was every other day, now she's up to once a day! And every single time she finishes her lay she comes out of the coop hollering as loud as she can. Is that normal?

    Mountain Hen Mama
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    She may be doing the egg song "Bawk bawk bawk BAGAWK!!!! Some hens think they have to tell the world that they just laid an egg. At times other hens will join in with her. Sometimes their pride can cause them to announce it several times a day. Not to be confused with a rooster crowing.
     
  3. jpalmatier83

    jpalmatier83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol, yeah. The first couple times I heard the egg song I was in the house. Went running as fast as I could assuming something tearing through the coop... Highly disturbing if you don't know what you're hearing.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  5. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Haha that can be quite alarming! But yes, it's completely normal. Sounds like you have a nice flock! If you ever have any questions, always feel free to ask. Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
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  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] That's is what we call the "egg song". Perfectly normal behaviour and you'll find sometimes the rooster (if you have one) and the other hens may join in the commotion.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Hope you have a wonderful summer! :)
     
  8. Mountain Hens

    Mountain Hens New Egg

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    Thank you for all the replies! I think it is so funny to hear her and I'm glad it's normal! :)
     

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