Egg-laying chooks

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Subject: Egg-laying chooks
From: "Chris Davey" <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 10:01:27 +1100

Can anyone tell me why chooks make so much noise during the egg-laying process?  They must be the only bird that announces to predators that they have just produced something nice to eat.  I cannot for the life of me see what the call is all about unless it is to advertise to roosters that they are ready to be fertilized, but this is surely unnecessary with the social setup that chooks have.   Could it be to reduce the chance of egg predation if all birds in the flock synchronize their eggs laying?  Incidentally do they make all the noise before or after laying an egg?




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