I have two Welsummer pullets (not much longer until they're hens!) and one of them was acting strangely loud and irritable this morning. When I went to check for eggs, she was in a box so I left her alone. Shortly after, there was a very loud and lengthy egg song so I went and looked and sure enough, she'd laid her egg. Only it didn't look like the all of the other Wellie eggs I've been getting. The others have all been dark w/lots of speckles -- this one was dark but completely devoid of speckles. It's almost the same size (57 grams) but a different shape. And then it hit me.... she was acting weird because it's her first egg. For crying out loud, she was hatched April 2nd! This also means that the other girl has been laying all of the Wellie eggs. I thought they were taking turns and both were pretty much every other day layers over the winter but now I know it was all the one girl. In hindsight, that does explain how they never happened to lay on the same day.