[Hello everyone. I am relatively new to keeping chickens, but whenever i needed info about them I would turn to BYC. I started with 6 hens just to have a nice supply of fresh eggs for ourselves & nearby family. After adding another 3, one hen went broody so i acquired some fertile eggs from a neighbour, just to see what would happen, if anything. Two hatched out of 5 & have come on really well. I had no idea how to sex them except wait to see if they laid eggs or crowed. My other half said if they not laying then they're on the plate. I joined yesterday so I could put up a picture to see if anyone could help me identify the birds, but this morning we heard them for the first time. I did have my suspicions because at 6 months they are way bigger than the other birds, & had the Cockerell look. I'm a bit sad now, why didn't they just keep their beaks shut.
Even though this has solved itself, I'm sure I will be consulting your members for future expert assistance.