MIFChick, my only layer of the group (she's one of the older ones at 25 weeks), doesn't do the egg song. She says "urrr-urrrr-urrrrrh" loudly, but doesn't cackle or even do the after she laid song. She takes a while to lay and today I managed to catch her standing over her egg with the bloom still wet, but not a peep -- even when I took the egg. So, is this normal behavior? She's an excellent layer and has laid 6 eggs from Sunday until today. BTW, she's an Easter Egger who lays awesome blue eggs.