The Chicken song

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stormihass, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. stormihass

    stormihass New Egg

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    She just got done laying and i have been wanting to hear my hens sing the chicken egg laying song. Made it just in time she pushed it out and didnt even make a sound or a peep. Is that normal?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Yep, they sing their song after laying, not immediately though - guess its an energy consuming business so they need to catch their breath and leave the nest (usually) before giving it the decibels.

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  3. stormihass

    stormihass New Egg

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    When she left the nesting box nothing. But she kept putting straw on her back and her side why is that?
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'm honestly not sure - maybe she is beginning to go broody?
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Not every chicken cackles after laying, lower ranking hens will lay than leave, I have watched many hens throw bedding on their backs after laying, I think it's a desire to cover the eggs afterwards even though they have left the nest. Younger hens will sometimes do goofy behaviors and as they get older it becomes more normal.
     

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