New Egg Layers Loud....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Monk422, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Monk422

    Monk422 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 6, 2011
    Manteca, Ca
    Is it just my hens or do they all get very loud when they first start laying? We've got two hens that are just in their second and third week of laying and they sound like they are having a fit. Not just loud, but runnin around and seem to be announcing that they are in pain and getting ready to blow. At first I thought it was hysterical but now it's just getting annoying. I can only imagine what our neighbors think. Tell me please this will get better & quieter.
  2. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    The short answer is maybe. Sometimes mine are fairly quiet about it and sometimes they all start cackeling at once. Hey; chickens are not the sharpest crayons in the box! LOL hope it get better for you.
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Quote:X2 They play their on symphony!! [​IMG]
  4. Monk422

    Monk422 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 6, 2011
    Manteca, Ca
    [​IMG] O M G! EGG SONG?! Not music, no melody. Woke up to the girls basically screaming. Husband outside just standing there w/ the dog and cat just staring at them. I grabbed a potato roll and scattered it for an instant quiet mode. Our neighbors must hate us. One had already laid and another was in the coop laying. I didn't know this is what they do. I'd never heard of the "egg song", (HA) til I joined this message board. Americunas and Barred Rock. Is this normal for the breeds? To me the sound is much worse than the Rooster we had to get rid of cuz of city limit laws. [​IMG]
  5. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2010
    South Carolina
    WHY people think roosters are the loud ones I have no idea. My pullets, the BSL in particular, are much louder when they get going. . . then some others join in. . . yeah, it's quite a ruckus. I don't know that there's much you can do about it. I'd hate to have to run out with a treat every single time mine got started up.
  6. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    Our girls all announce when they are off to lay, and the Roo will stand "guard" infront of the henhouse while she is in there. Then after they all gather around and "chat" to each other.....
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Quote:My neighbors over a quarter mile away know when one of my hens lays an egg - and I have 18 hens.

    There are some who will maybe quiet down, but don't bet on it. The roosters like to celebrate too. [​IMG]

    Welcome to The Wild World of Hens!
  8. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2007
    Northern Utah
    So I suppose I'm crazy.. but I rather like the "egg song" it's very... chicken (for lack of a better word) But I enjoy most farm sounds. My favorite is the sound of hand-line sprinklers in the summer. I love when the cows all start mooing at the dairy when milking time gets close.
  9. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Mine do what you explain all the time. My family always jokes about how loud they groan and moan cause their butts hurt. [​IMG] I don't hear egg songs very often after they lay, it's mostly just loud talk before.
  10. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    I love it!!! I'll be sitting there with a buddy & bingo the beautiful sound they make. I'll tell my buddy yep got another egg. Its music to my ears.

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