Hi I have 2 Australorps and they are 12 months old, one has been laying for awhile now and her red bits are not bright red. The other one is a bit taller but same age and her red bits have been very red for awhile. I dont know about squatting. Have not noticed either of them do that. 1 goes in to coop to lay her egg other one does not even go in, not interested. What can I do.The one laying seems to be boss, she eats first, the other one is timid will not come close to me. I cant pick either of them up unless your corner them and catch them. They roam the yard all day and they are fed layer pellets and a bit of scratch and food scraps. Sugar lays but spice is not at all interested.