First egg, or stress-laid egg?


Mar 16, 2020
Spooner, WI
My Coop
My Coop
I’ve read that Easter-Eggers start laying around 7 months old and I have one that old who has not laid yet. She has been checking out the nest box and did the “squat” the other day.

She’s also been pretty aggressive towards my Barnevelder that is molting and has stopped laying her dark brown eggs - to the point that my Barneveldersome bare patches on her neck.

So my questions are: is this small egg more of a first-timer egg, and are the funky, darker spots - one perfectly the same on each side!) related to stress?

I’ve been trying to get them outside but the snow and cold here in N. WI make things a bit tricky. They have the option to go out the door but they’d rather stay under cover in the coop/run (and I can’t say I blame them!)

Eggs are so freakin’ cool!!!!


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