This is my second post on the forum, but I will still do an intro since my other one was in the buy, sell, giveaway section. My husband and I decided to become chicken owners about 2 months ago. We loved the idea of harvesting our own eggs and free fertilizer, and we also thought it sounded like a great, unique idea for a feature in our yard. After researching for about a month, we got 3 pullets from a local feed store (they were all a few days old when we got them.) We have a Black Australorp (named her Betty Paige,) a Buff Orpington (named her Doris Day,) and a Delaware (named her Marylin Monroe.) We have had a blast raising them as well as building their coop and run. The coop is attached to the henhouse and is roofed over, then we have fenced off part of our yard so they have a free range run when we are home. We moved them in about 3 weeks ago. I can watch them for hours chasing each other, taking dust baths, and just doing what chickens do all day long. It has fast become our favorite part of the yard. It has been very interesting watching our little chicks develop their personalities. I worried about Doris at first because she was so small compared to the other two and I read BOs can get picked on because they tend to be so docile. At first she did get stepped on because she was small, but she has actually turned into the most aggressive of the three. I am actually worried she could be a he. I talked to people at our feed store that said sometimes females will act like males, even try to crow. Doris loves to face off with Betty, and loves to run around their yard like she's on a racetrack. She is hilarious, but does seem a little gender confused, at least that's what I'm hoping is the issue. Maybe a Napolean complex? Well, I know for sure Betty is a Bobby. I need to find him a home so I have posted on Craig's List as well as here. He is a very sweet roo and has always been the easiest to handle. He is also protective of his flock and will stand watch at their door in the evening. But he is already crowing and developed very early (look at those tail feathers!) so I have no hope left for a masculine hen. Marylin was the biggest pullet when we first got them and had her feathers the fastest. She definitely acts like a girl, loves taking dust baths, and cuddling with the other two. Hopefully good signs. Anyway, that's my flock. Here are a few pics in case anyone wants to weigh in on the gender confusion. I'd love to hear any input! definitely roo roo or just confused? hopefully hen?