Thought I heard the egg song...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Studio2770, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Songster

    Apr 29, 2013
    I heard a "bawk bawk bawgawk!" outside and I ran out to see what it was. I think it was Fiona, the oldest, making the loud noises. She does have the largest red comb. All of them are around 18 wk old white leghorns. She also squats. Her and the others who have large combs are also quite vocal. There are decoy eggs in the boxes. Do ready-to-lay chickens make quite a bit of noise?

  2. K Spot

    K Spot Songster

    Apr 14, 2013
    SE Qld, Australia
    Yes they do.

    I hope you get eggs soon [​IMG]
  3. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Songster

    Apr 29, 2013
    I hope so! They also kinda scream like "raawwwwww" like they're mad. I forgot to mention that they make these noises, even the egg song I heard, when they want to come back out to roam.
  4. bramble16

    bramble16 In the Brooder

    Aug 8, 2013
    Our sussex crosses have just started laying - one was 3/4 weeks ago and the other started on Monday! She sings the egg song like there is no tomorrow. Regrettably, she is laying on the lawn and not the nest box ( I have started a thread in a different section seeking advice on this) but she also sings early in the morning when she wants to come out to roam. Another problem as it is so loud she might aswell be a rooster heralding in the new dawn. Korala, the more mature hen, simply ignores her sister and remains quiet but Korma makes a lot of noise! I think its fairly usual though we are hoping she grows out of it and learns to lay in the nest boxes. Good luck with the first egg - its v exciting when you get your first one and it is sooo tiny!
  5. MontanaDolphin

    MontanaDolphin Songster

    Feb 16, 2013
    Columbia, Virginia
    Two of my girls have been laying for three weeks now. The "egg song" heralds an egg every time. Unfortunately, it's not just the egg laying hens that are singing rooster joins in as I've got three very loud egg songs going on every day. Sigh. At least I know when it's time to go out and get the eggs!

    Here's a video I took before I got my first egg. Zeus, my cockerel, is guarding the girl about to lay (Sansa). Boring Girl is out in the run on the ramp, making her own egg song. At around 1:15 in the video, you can hear Zeus singing the egg song along with Boring Girl. This is what I hear every day, three times or more a day (since now I've got three girls laying).
  6. garyk1398

    garyk1398 In the Brooder

    Nov 21, 2012
    Omaha, Ne
    WOW they are noisy! Mine are like church chickens compared to yours! I guess that will all change when mine finally start to lay.

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