We had 9 chickens 3 from an expensive hatchery here locally and 6 from TS. It turns out one by one they are crowing in the morning this week. One Started one day so we got rid of him and then the next morning another one crowed. How can out of 9 chicks which are supposedly supposed to be hens all be roosters? I am so frustrated! This is our first time having chicks too and this is just so hard to get why this happened. So....we are hopefully going to be getting more chicks sometime but how can I tell when I get the chicks if they are going to be male or female? I gave away for free my roosters and one lady that came to get one of them said you can tell it will be a rooster if they have the little spots where spurs will be eventually. Is this true? Or should I try and check there feathers? There is a local place where I can get chicks but am in no hurry to get anymore Is there an online place that is better to buy chicks at? Please help as doing this chick thing is now getting old....I just want some hens!