Supportive hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lovable Chicks, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few chickens who have recently started laying. One of the hens will stand over and pace with the other hens who are about to lay and then she will sing the egg song. I have never seen a chicken do this before. Just thought I would share this and see if anyone else had a supportive hen.
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Egg laying is pretty much always a group activity. Even the roosters will "sing" about it! [​IMG]
     
  3. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup I have 1 pullet laying 2 watching. They haven't learned anything yet though
     
  4. HennyJenny

    HennyJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Delaware who spends her day watching the nest box and making a racket every time someone else goes in. She's very loud and by the sounds of it she's laying a 3 yolker. Honestly, I don't think the girls like her much [​IMG] She's all talk and no action.
     
  5. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol ever heard 70 chickens and roos singing at the same time? very loud
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Only 50 and I needed earplugs! [​IMG]
     
  7. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad I dont have the only one...but OMG 50/70 singing hens!!!
     
  8. gingerpeach22

    gingerpeach22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I have an attentive watcher. She sometimes freezes mid step and stares for long periods of time and then does the buck buck buck bDACKET hen song during or after the hen lays her egg. She is so tuned in to anyone on the nests that it's very interesting to observe. I wonder why she is so tuned in. She lays an egg a day herself & is a five-month old Plymouth Rock. My favorite, too.
     
  9. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Roo is supportive, when a pullet is about to lay an egg and does the egg song he is right there answering her every call cheering her on , What a guy!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Partridge Plymouth Rock is my attendant. She will pace along with the others and groom them and go in the coop with them. When I go in to change their water, she is right at my feet, filling me in on all the gossip. Honestly the things I could possibly learn if I could speak chicken.[​IMG]
     

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