I was wondering something about the pecking order & laying. I have 8 girls, 7 are laying (I got 7 eggs today for the 1st time! ) The lowest girl in the pecking order, I don't think she had laid any eggs yet as she doesn't even squat like the other 7 do. Her comb & wattles are considerably smaller than the rest of the flock too. Could she just be a late bloomer or does the fact that she is low in rank contribute to the fact that she's not laying yet??? I have seen her in the nest boxes, but I think she's just practicing. They are all the same age & my other BO was one of my 1st to lay.