Sitting on the nest, singing the egg song and then.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mags2009, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2009
    Nothing????!!!!! One of my Buff Orpingtons has been laying for about a week now, (sporadically) I noticed her on the nestbox this afternoon, and thought I would wait for her to lay her egg. She went about singing the egg song for about half an hour and then she really started to sing... let out a last "high note" and jumped off the nest and back outside to eat with everyone else, so I went in to retrieve the egg, and.... NO EGG???!!! Does anyone know why????
  2. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    mine do that sometimes.
  3. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Yep, shes got your number.

    The ole fool those silly tall unfeathered chickens routine.

    I have a couple that run into the coop, jump up in a nest box, give you the get out of here we are knitting an egg look, then you see them back outside, you head to the coop and no eggs in the nest box.

    The chickens are very good at training their people [​IMG] .
  4. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 29, 2008
    South Central PA
    Oh yeah, mine do that, some more than others. Seems the moment needs to be just right for some of them, and if its not they disappear & come back later. I have others that are very efficient. The other day I was cleaning the coop and one of my black australorps came in and gave me the 'look'. I found something else to do for a while, within 10 minutes she was back out of the coop with an egg left behind. Some of my others take hours to find the right time, nest and position. They're all unique [​IMG]
  5. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2009
    but they will actually sing the "egg song" and everything???
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:Yep, over the summer a few of my more empty-headed hens would go out back behind the coop and sing the egg song just to get me to come running. Laying outside the coop is a big no-no on this farm. I'd run out, dressed or not, just to catch them in the act. The minute I made it thru all the brush and they spotted me, they'd walk away. Silly human! We made you look! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    give you the get out of here we are knitting an egg look

  8. Plain Old Dee

    Plain Old Dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 30, 2009
    Seminole, OK
    I wish mine would sing the egg song. They just sneak in the nest with a "you can't see me" look. When they jump out, sometimes there's and egg and sometimes not. I would have thought that since they are so young they would be very vocal about their successes, but they just aren't. Maybe they are afraid Simon Cowell will show up and critique their egg song?[​IMG]
  9. lngrid

    lngrid Chillin' With My Peeps


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