Why do hens sing after they lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DenverBird, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. DenverBird

    DenverBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2010
    West Denver Burbs
    Was listening to one of the hens singing this morning and wondering what possible advantage the egg song could have on the hen's ability to survive. Couldn't help but think it could be translated to "protein here for the taking! protein here for the taking!"as far as any predators would be concerned.

    If anyone knows I'd be glad to hear thoughts and wild speculation.


  2. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Tennesee Smoky Mts.
    Not sure, but I have always wondered that too. When I hear the song from the house I know that there
    is an egg or eggs out there for me to collect. It is funny, they basically let me know when there is
    something to collect.

    Like you I do wonder how that would aid in their survival.
  3. daver

    daver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Linden, NC
    I have no idea, but today three laid. We had the pre-egg song and the post-egg song. And the whole little flock including the roos joining in. It was bedlam out there.


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