I have a 22+/- week old Delaware pullet whose comb and wattles have been bright red for 3 or 4 weeks now. I know that this is one of the signs that a pullet will start laying soon. Is it unusual to have to wait this long once they turn red for something to happen? Is there anything else I need to be watching for? I've read posts about the egg squat and their bottom half spreading out a bit right before. What does the egg squat look like? Is this literally sitting like they are on a nest? She does this every once in awhile, but I can't tell if it's the same thing as when she's sitting in the dirt cooling off/ dust bathing or not. So far her rear end doesn't seem to be particularly wide. She is actually quite a bit more svelte and petite than I would have expected - not round or pear shaped, but has a somewhat "hourglass" figure. She is chesty, then she almost looks like she has a waist, then curves back out at at her bottom half. I'm trying hard to be patient, but the suspense is killing me! Am I just a first time chicken mom worrying too much?