Ok so my wonderful group of 7 ladies are all approaching 20 weeks -- no eggs yet. Obviously I am counting out the Cochin (huge!) and Sizzle (tiny) --I'm sure they won't lay for a while! No worries--I can wait for those 2. My Australorp and Wyandotte have red wattles and combs and are nice and big and healthy -- but never squat when I approach or crouch when I pet their back? Do I still have a ways to go with them? My Campine on the other hand has the opposite problem --she isn't very red at all-- still looks somewhat petite but squats and flares her wings out when I pet her back -- mind you she is probably the most flighty of the bunch and typically doesn't even let me touch!? Finally, my Dominique and EE really aren't very red and don't squat --I give up!! I know a watched chicken doesn't lay -- but just curious what signs if any you had before they started. Do they need to have a red comb/wattles AND squat AND sing the egg-laying song??Thanks!!