So a little over a month ago after reading chicken for dummies books, I bought some young laying hens from a friend that got into chickens almost two years ago. He took me into his chicken coop and I picked out two chickens from his 1 year olds and 3 from his 7 month olds. Each pick was chosen by the color of egg it lays...I wanted a colorful egg basket lol. Well after we got home with the chickens, I tried to watch each girl and catch them laying. There was only one that I didn't think had laid. My son swears he saw her lay, but I never had. She would go in the nesting boxes and hang out but never were there any new eggs under her. Then today I got to really looking at her and Im starting to notice some things that are not so hen-nish. Here's my thought.... If she is a He then why at over a year old........ 1 - Does he like to sit in the laying boxes? 2 - Why doesn't he crow 3 - he has not showed any sexual interest in the hens If He is a She then.... Why are her tail feathers drooping Why is her neck so long......... and finally....why does she look like she is growing spurs?????? Thoughts anyone?