That dang egg song

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by moodlymoo, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do all chickens sing the song? I have a BLRW girl who should be laying but she isnt. She is huge, very red in the face, I can put 3+ fingers between her pelvic bones, BUT she doesnt squat and has only sung the egg song once and she was faking me out with it. Anyways, I am tired of looking in the coop all day so should I just wait for the song and then go look?
     
  2. chickengrandma

    chickengrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do not all sing the egg song. And they do not all do the egg squat, either

    I have one out of 4 girls that does both - the other 3 do neither.
     
  3. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine will do the egg song before & after, they ones who do it before are just ticked, cause their favorite nest is being used.[​IMG]
     
  4. C17

    C17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can't answer for all chickens or owners however, my girl has been here of lately singing her song after wards. She has this fussing song before she nest......sits awhile then after she lays, then she sings.....
     

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