What is the "Egg Song"

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

  1. SueMuffin

    SueMuffin In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2010
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Hi all, I'm new to raising Chickens so please excuse my ignorance. What does the egg song sound like? I have heard it mentioned here and am wondering what it is. My Buff Orpingtons are approx. 18 weeks old so I am waiting for them to start laying eggs any week now. Thanks for any reply.[​IMG]
  2. BankerJohn

    BankerJohn Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Lecanto, Florida
    I have been asking the same question... I looked on youtube and found some videos that helped me.
  3. Sesame

    Sesame In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2010
    It's basically a whole lot of racket that a hen makes to announce to the world that she laid an egg. Not one of mine does it though.
  4. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
    I suggest saying the following out loud for the full effect.

    BOK-BOK-BA-GAWWWWWKKK!!!! (An egg! An egg! I laid an egg!)
    Bok-a-bok-a-bok-a- GAWK! (There's an egg... COMING!)
    I hear the first one a lot more. They can be loud, too. They want the WHOLE world to know! [​IMG]
  5. SueMuffin

    SueMuffin In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2010
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Thanks I will try that.
  6. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    What she said!
  7. SueMuffin

    SueMuffin In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2010
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Thanks Maggierae thats the sound I have been hearing for the last couple days. This is a new sound, I guess I better start looking around, as I let my 6 hens free range for a couple of hours a day! What time of day do they usually lay their eggs?
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:That's it. Not really a song. lol!

    In the coop it's not so bad, but sometimes it starts others in the run off.

    So it is rapidly followed by an imp SSSSSHHHHHing out the bedroom window at 6am, to no avail.

    Then followed by a stumbling half-dressed imp racing out across the backyard to open the run. That usually quiets the ones in the run.

    Imp- has tolerant neighbors
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Anybody REALLY curious enough to want to hear The Egg Song, send me a PM with your e-mail address, and I will send you a 3 minute recording from my cell phone of my Rebecca singing it.
  10. Hens4Fun

    Hens4Fun Songster

    Nov 18, 2009
    Sacramento, California
    Sometimes it's the other hens "singing for joy" for the hen that is laying.

    [​IMG] "My friend is laying ... My friend is laying: [​IMG]

    My RIR's sing and sing and sing when one of the other hens is laying .... ok... "singing" implies a nicer sound than what I hear. By golly, it is a racket and a half!! And the whole neighborhood knows ... there is no doubting that something Big is happening.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2010

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