RIR singing the egg song, do yours?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flockof4, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. flockof4

    flockof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my RIR is now the most boisterous when it comes time to lay her egg. It's usually a two or three minute "song" with some serious vocal power. Anybody else have a RIR that likes to announce the magical gift of the egg?
     
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh yeah. My RIR has some lungs on her. She usually gets a chorus going. The only ones that top her are my wellie girls.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, goodie. I have a RIR and a Welsummer pullet getting awfully close to laying. Sounds like I'll have quite the Hallelujah Chorus once they start.... my BA already outsings the Cuckoo Marans, Black Sex Link and SLW.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I could give you my Splash Orp cockeral, so he could join in the fun also! [​IMG] It's really funny when a roo joins in the chorus.
     
  5. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a RIR that will do the egg song:

    1) her egg
    2) to announce another bird layed and egg
    3) to claim another birds eggs as hers
    4) just to get the choir going

    She also gets my roo going. He constantly does the egg song......... ugh. I wonder sometimes.
     
  6. petesgirl

    petesgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I am a total newbie and my chicks probably won't lay eggs for another month or two.
    I feel silly asking this, but what does the egg song sound like?!
    Is it them clucking, or something different?
    I love all the noises they are already making, it is quite an assortment of clucks and bauks!
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:It sounds like bok bok bok bok BAGAWWWWWK! And depending on the hen, it's quite loud.
     
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    Quote:It sounds like bok bok bok bok BAGAWWWWWK! And depending on the hen, it's quite loud.

    Here is a chicken doing it:
     
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  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:What I find hysterically funny is that you have EXACTLY written in English letters the combination of sounds for the first stanza of The Egg Song. I mean, it's dead ON!
     
  10. katdam

    katdam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when did your RIR start laying..mine is 13 wks and is more verbal than she used to be..she squats a little when i pet her..her comb is getting redder...i thought she might be too young, but is this her getting in the mood?
     

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