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Quiet as a Church mouse

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kjpanda, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. kjpanda

    kjpanda Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2011
    Spokane Valley, WA
    I was just outside and after checking the nest boxes and finding nothing, I began to clean the coop. Ellie, one of my white Plymouth Rocks, joined me inside. She walked right over top of my hand, hopped up into one of the nest boxes and began digging around. After a minute of shuffling the shavings around, she laid down. I continued to clean, but respected her privacy and made sure I didn't move too quickly or make much noise. After about 3 or 4 minutes, she calmly hopped back out of the nest box, walked down the ramp, got a drink and then took a dirt bath in their "dirt pile". I didn't think much of it, after all, she didn't make a sound. I opened the nest box to freshen the shavings and lo and behold, there was an egg.

    Egg song? We don't need no stinking egg song! [​IMG]

    Since last Sunday afternoon when we got our first egg, we have been blessed with 10 more, for a total of eleven. The most we have had in one day is three, so that tells me at least 3 of my 6 girls are laying. Bacon, eggs and fried potatoes with onions for breakfast tomorrow morning for the family! [​IMG]
  2. BrokenRoadFarm

    BrokenRoadFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2011
    North Central NC
    LOL You are lucky!! Mine raise such a ruckus - they want everyone in the county to know they are laying the egg, and also that they are finished laying it [​IMG] Good thing we live on 10 acres and have no neighbors [​IMG]
  3. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2011
    My RIR raises a racket before she lays, gets real quite while laying and noisy after.....my Australorps don't make a sound before, during or after. i also have a Cochin/Easter Egger who does not make a sound.
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    Mine don't make any noise when their laying either. It's the ones hanging around that we call the Laying Coaches" that make all the racket!!
  5. dominiquePL

    dominiquePL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2010
    Mine get noisy only when the nest boxes are occupied and they have to wait.
  6. Help_battery_hens

    Help_battery_hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    my best layer makes a racket all day and the only time shes quiet is when shes laying!
  7. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    I don't know yet. I'm still waiting on those chickens to get started.[​IMG]
  8. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    One of my orps makes a racket after she lays, the rest don't make a sound. I guess it's an individual thing.

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