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Roo singing egg song

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mamaKate, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. mamaKate

    mamaKate Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    I heard someone singing at an unusual time and thought it might be my BO pullet because she's getting close to laying age. Nope. My nutty BO roo was sitting outside his coop doing a beautiful imitation of his mate's egg song. lol

  2. lleighmay

    lleighmay Songster

    May 21, 2008
    Woodlawn, VA
    My roo (1 1/2 yr old SLW) does it all the time. Usually if someone lays an egg and starts singing they all start singing, including him. Sometimes I've even caught him doing it when nobody else is :)
  3. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Songster

    My Alpha roo does it too, and he ain't no whimpy guy either! [​IMG]
  4. RL

    RL Songster

    Jun 8, 2009
    Oak Point, TX
    I have found that this can also be a distress call. I had something scare one of my Brahma cockerels and he ran off belting out that song and of course all the others had to join in. I'm sure they use it for other comms as well.

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