I've had chickens for about nine years and haven't seen this happen with any of my past chickens, so I'm wondering if anyone has had a similar experience. I have an Australorp that has been raised with three other pullets of the same age. As a chick, she always lagged in physical development. She looked like she was weeks younger than her friends! They're almost 22 weeks old; two are laying and another has started to squat. They all have nice big red combs and wattles, but her comb and wattles are terribly small and her face is fairly pale. She seems to have stalled at this point. She's been like this for several weeks and I'm starting to wonder if she'll ever start to lay. I'm keeping her regardless because she's one of my pets. Has anyone ever had something like this happen? If so, what was the end result? Here's a picture from a few days ago.