Instead for for coop she headed into the bushes at dusk tonight. I ushered her back to the coop but she kept pacing at the door. When I just checked on her I found this gorgeous egg on the floor by the coop door!! The only occupants are her and her mate, so there is no confusion about the egg, it is hers. And I thought she wouldn't start laying until next spring! So far, she hasn't shown any interest in her mate (while he has been strutting for her for months now). On the contrary, she has been squatting - for ME!!! Now, is my Trudy a bit confused about her choice for a mate? And what about the timing?? Do I have a "special" turkey on my hands or did I miss some basic facts on turkey biology???