Who Needs a Rooster When You have 3 Adolescent Pullets???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by carlf, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. carlf

    carlf Chirping

    Jul 2, 2016
    Mobile, AL
    6:21 am this morning, the only morning I can sleep in, all three of my 15 week old pullets decided it was a good time to practice their Egg Song for the first time.
    Needless to say, they wont be starring in Pitch Perfect III.
    Cant decide if it was beautiful music or the most gosh awful noise I have ever heard. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2016

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Its always the latter, for me [​IMG]
  3. It HAS to happen on your only day to sleep in. [​IMG]

    That's nice and young to start practicing. I have 3 layers right now that don't even sing. [​IMG]
  4. carlf

    carlf Chirping

    Jul 2, 2016
    Mobile, AL
    My older hens dont sing anymore either. [​IMG]
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    And so many folks think hens are just nice, quiet creatures [​IMG]
  6. Oh my..... you should hear my White Crested Black Polish, the loudest chick I have ever had and NEVER shuts up! Her regular peeps are so loud she always sounds distressed. With time I can tell the difference.

    Glad my LFS guy demonstrated a guinea hen call before I ended up with that nightmare. [​IMG]

    One of my goats sounds like a 5 year old throwing a fit at the top of his lungs occasionally. And the other sounds like a two year old calling out "mommm". They are around 3 months. They seem fine all week and all day.... until I feel a nap coming on! Just like kids. Took a while for them and my neighbors to settle down. They initially did that for long periods of time after separating from their original mom/heard. Now, ONLY if I wanna nap! [​IMG]

    I never thought about hens annoying people. But boy mine are always chatting. And sometimes they join in egg songs even though they didn't lay. [​IMG]
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Am suffering the pullet chorus these last couple days.....GEEEZZZZZ!!!


    Trying to dig right thru the bottom of the nests!

    First one started laying about 10 days ago.
    Think 2 more started yesterday...GAWD what a cacophony !!!

    I tell them SHUT UP, Sit Down, and Put Out!!
    They don't listen to me tho....SMH.

  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's why I got my first rooster all those years ago, though originally, I had not intended to have one. I figured if the girls were going to caterwaul like that, advertising they were up here, might as well add another voice. Now, I couldn't live without my boys.
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    HAHAHA! Yeah, right. They make more noise than any rooster I've ever owned. In fact, even with 8 roosters, the hens still out wail them.
  10. freepebs2016

    freepebs2016 In the Brooder

    Jul 16, 2016
    Is there anyway to tell whether a rooster is fertile or not?

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