Stealth Laying, sort of

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SkyWarrior, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    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.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2010
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    I only have one hen who sings the 'egg song', most creep off and lay quietly.

    However, when my 'singing' hen lays, everybody, including the boys, join in to make a tremendous din!

  3. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    our girls just started laying to we thought they didnt sing either, but today they were doing the post egg song out in the run but there was no egg. We didnt know there was a pre eggsong weve never heard it. Maybe you could breed silent layers LOL. you could make a fortune.[​IMG]

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