Proud hen cackles

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by divermike, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. divermike

    divermike Out Of The Brooder

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    I have finally started getting eggs, 4-5 a day so far, the other day I was doing some deep litter addition when in the box next to me, one of my hens started making some clucks and cackles like she was very pleased about something, she is one of my New Hampshire reds, our oldest 4 birds, and then she stepped away from a beautiful brown egg. I guess she was really pleased with herself. All the hens seem to want to lay in the same box for some reason, is this normal, is her crowing normal, it sure is funny!?!? what happens when the other 8 get to laying stage?/
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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    Congrats! When the other 8 start laying, you get a chorus of cackles! [​IMG]
     
  3. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And all of them will still want the same box. Here is my BR, waiting for my PR to finish so she can get in there. She stared at her like that for quite a while....

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    I also have a picture of three of them in the same nest box at the same time!
     
  4. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do the same. They crack me up. [​IMG]
     
  5. divermike

    divermike Out Of The Brooder

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    That is a great pic, the box is big enough for 2, but it seems 3 want to try to lay at the same time now, we are getting 4 a day regularly, with an occasional smallish whiter egg every so often, kind of like a dwarf egg. But we are so pleased with the girls. I never knew what escape artists chickens are, they have defeated all but my last cage, smart little cluckers!! I let em run in the afternoon where I and my dog can keep an eye on em.
     
  6. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We don't call it a "caclke" but a "I just laid the most precious Egg " song. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Hehehe we also have a special name for it. We call it the "I just laid the egg!" announcement! We say "the" egg because only the leghorn is laying. The rest of them are still freeloaders.
     

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