After a very long period of waiting, out of the blue our little barred rock girl, Juanita, is FINALLY showing signs of being ready to lay. She suddenly got tiny wattles and a little red comb (albeit very small still, but very bright red and double the size it was a week ago), seemingly overnight. She has been squawking around the yard making all kinds of noise for about two weeks now, and today, she FINALLY squatted for me! I was so excited, it was all I could do to just pet her and not squeal with delight and scare her! Now I have hope for her and the rest of the flock because they're all 30+ weeks and not even starting to lay yet. This is the first sign with her & I got so excited, I got giddy! A good friend of mine who also has her own chooks around the same age was here & got to see, so she's hoping this is a sign her girls will start, too. That first squat seems to be the most beautiful squat in the world, doesn't it?