Whoa! Do yours do this??!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Diesel84, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Diesel84

    Diesel84 Out Of The Brooder

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    O.. M.. G.. My girls were SO loud this morning!!! They sound just like this:

    Bawk Bawk Baaaaaaaaaaaaaawkkkk!

    But - NO eggs!! I thought it was the egg song - cuz WOW it sounds JUST like the hen in the video.. They've been doing this for a couple of weeks now.. Should I cover them at night and remove it when I wake up around 7am?

    I think they're playing tricks on me.. all these egg songs w/o eggs! LOL:yiipchick

    I don't mind it, but my neighbors may have an issue - just a thought.

    Anyone else have any insight on this???
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2010
  2. Cheep

    Cheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before they all started laying eggs, they would sit and sing the egg song. It is almost like they are going through a lamaze practice. Then, before you know it, actual eggs.
    I bet your others will be laying within the next week or so.

    I just caught this on another thread. I remember mine behaved similarly.​
     
  3. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    It seems to precede egg laying by a week or two. Get ready for eggs. [​IMG]
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I have older hens and they still do that, at first light.

    I think they are demanding that I get out of bed and let them out into the yard.

    Imp- thankfully my close neighbors like my chickens, and I get up and run. [​IMG]
     
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
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    Quote:I think it is more like imp said in the mornings my bo hen makes a ruckus in the morning to be let out and fed, she doesn't usually lay her egg until after 11 am so I know it isn't the egg song
     
  6. Diesel84

    Diesel84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I hope its egg time soon..!

    They've been on the same schedule since they were about 5 weeks old - they're in their coop until about 5:30-6pm and get let out until about 8pm or until it starts to get dark. All 3 of them are yet to lay an egg and this noise just started about 2 weeks ago in the AM. I tried giving them some BOSS to scratch around for and keep them occupied but it doesn't seem to be working.. I actually think they may not like the sunflower seeds (Weird?)

    Even though they are on a schedule would they still be sqwaking to be let out?

    Basically it's all noise and no eggs at this point [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenbarn-gal

    chickenbarn-gal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Michigan
    No, my chickens were doing that a lot a few days ago.. Then just today I got 4 eggs!!!!!!
     

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