sitting in my coop..am i crazy?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wendy'sChicksRock, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So everyone is gone,my hen is in her nest box getting ready to lay and I'm sitting out her waiting to hear the egg song! I think I have lost my mind...[​IMG]
     
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  2. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

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    You're in good company! [​IMG]
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no you are not I do it all the time. Out there by myself with just the chickens is my breath time.
     
  4. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do it all the time. It is my therapy.
     
  5. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    [​IMG] You are NEVER crazy here lol! I sit my hen through "egg labor" every day. She comes to me and yells like a wife yelling at a husband "GET YER ARS OVER HERE AND HOLD MY DANG HAND!"

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  6. old geezer

    old geezer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]...i'a, m a 6'1 hardnosed old poop ,and i do it--[​IMG]---i love the song , especially when 2 or 3 lay at the same time..[​IMG]...[​IMG]...[​IMG]
     
  7. toby5

    toby5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I do this everyday I have a blast watching them!!
     
  8. organicchef

    organicchef Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks haven't started laying yet, but I'm sure, when they do, I'll be right there with them!! I love sitting with them in the evening ... I agree..it's cheaper than a shrink!!!

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  9. Chickmate

    Chickmate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Newbie here, don't even have my chooks yet, in the spring. So, what does the 'egg song' sound like? I'm sure they all have a different one? C'mon, give me some examples. Do they always do it? And why? It it painful or joyful to lay an egg? [​IMG]
     
  10. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Here is the egg song, a few different versions. I have a laying Brahma right now who does not sing it though so some hens may not announce their egg.




    hehe

    This is "squatting" and usually happens (NOT always) a week or two before the pullet's first egg.

     
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