Quite the egg song

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ifowldown, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Ifowldown

    Ifowldown Out Of The Brooder

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    Had the day off yesterday, so I decided to see what the chickens do while I am normally at work. They sang me quite the song as they were getting ready to lay. I had to laugh at the one amberlink with the high pitched voice.
    They were probably telling me to get the heck out and give them some privacy.


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    About 3 or 4 minutes after their song ended, I was able to witness this for the first time. You can hear it hitting the ceramic dummy egg.

    I wasn't able to eat any eggs for a few hours after seeing this, but then I smelled the kids cooking some, and I forgot all about it.


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    Last edited: Aug 6, 2011
  2. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ouch!!

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  3. Ifowldown

    Ifowldown Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That's what I thought.

    It kind of surprised me how fast it laid the egg. It was just standing there clucking one minute while I was petting one of the other hens, and I glanced over and could see the egg. I turned the camera on just in time. Usually all the other hens will lay in the box for about a half hour, and then just stand up and leave, and there will be an egg laying there.
     
  4. Huskeriowa

    Huskeriowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Your title should be a warning to turn down the volume on your computer! That startled the heck out of me:)
     
  5. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That has to be the funniest videos I have ever seen! If you had told me 4 months ago I would be laughing at chickens singing the egg song, and a chicken laying an egg, I would have thought you were nuts!

    edited to add: I love the expression on the hen that had just laid the egg. "What are you looking at, buster?"
     
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  6. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for sharing..especially with us newbies. Can't wait to hear the "eggsong" live [​IMG]
     
  7. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Would that it were that easy for us humans! Sing a song, have a baby, get up and check it out! Then again, my second child was 10lb 1/2oz and he was born 13 minutes after I got to the hospital so I guess I can't complain. [​IMG]
     
  8. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. orpingtonbabies

    orpingtonbabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2!
     
  10. Ifowldown

    Ifowldown Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:My wife and I have 6 kids.

    After I showed my wife the video of the chicken laying the egg, I said to her: "see, that wasn't so hard". "She didn't even make a peep".

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    Luckily my wife and I joke with each other alot. [​IMG]

    At least I hope she knows I was joking.[​IMG]
     
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