My chickens are 14 weeks old today. I have a wide variety of hatchery breeds. I know some of them may start laying in the next few weeks... or not. But I have a few questions about this whole point-of-lay thing. 1. When exactly do female combs/wattles start getting red and big? How far before laying an egg? I have not heard "the egg song" or seen any type of squatting activity but a few of my girls are getting pretty red in the face and 2 have developed combs/wattles far above when compared to the others. 2. At this point (as it's still really early to lay) could some of these "hens" be roosters? This chicken sexing business is pretty difficult - one of my girls has just as big wattles as my known rooster (who has rooster feathering and is crowing) - could she be a he this late in the game? Or just getting ready to lay early? And of course, pictures: The she/he or soon to be layer: And my hideous rooster (same age) for wattle comparison: Thanks for any help.