Pullet singing the egg-laying song....for weeks now.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wynette, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I've got a 16 week old pullet that for probably 3-4 weeks has been singing the egg-laying song...BUK....BUK......BUUKKKKAWWWW!!!! In fact, she doens't cluck at all, from what I've heard. She's a Jersey x NHR.

    Has anyone else had a pullet that does this? She's driving me nuts...I keep thinking someone's fixin' to lay me an egg from my juvie pen!

    I don't think she's near ready to lay yet!
     
  2. BUG126

    BUG126 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of our EE does this. I heard it a few weeks ago and went RUNNING out to the coop excited, only to be disappointed. She still does this constantly, but no eggs. ugh!
     
  3. richnchicks

    richnchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    patience, patience....
     
  4. Fast Chick

    Fast Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine were doign that before they were old enough to lay, now only one of them ever does it and then not very often. [​IMG]
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My banty cochin does a little buk buuk BUKWAHK every once in a while. She's about 16 weeks old (I'm guessing). For her, it's more of a warning thing when she's upset, like when the other birds are in a corner of the yard and she can't find them, or a loud car drives by.

    I expect our standards to start laying before the banty does.
     
  6. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    She must be working up to a really BIG egg! [​IMG]
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it probably is like what JennsPeeps indicated, because this bird is a bit flighty; it doesn't take much for her to get upset & run up and down the fenceline.

    Well, at least she's not the Lone Ranger! Glad to hear others have chickens that do this, too. Thanks!
     

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