Below are pics of my 7 week old chicks. The eggs were a rainbow assortment from a friend of a friend who has chickens. They were hatched as part of a summer science project. We talked to the eggs while incubating & held them daily. They now follow us around the yard and still enjoy being held. All who meet them are amazed at their great temperaments. We can not have roosters in our town, but we hope to find good homes for our males & keep the hens. Above is Brownie (our favorite). We think he may be a rooster, since he's the leader. This white one is McNugget. Like Brownie, the comb turned color quickly - by 4 weeks old. The smaller white one is Princess Lay-a. Close ups will follow. Einstein (dumb as a brick) and Firefighter (named by our 3 yr old). We think hens. Firefighter had the biggest comb for the 1st 4 weeks, but it stopped growing & looks very pale. We think both may be hens. Above: Firefighter again. Below are the 2 that I have no idea. Gray one is Tyrion. (Fearless & very inquisitive) Some pics taken on a very hot day = panting White one is Princess Lay-a (very friendly & calm) Feel free to offer your opinions. Also, at what age would the boys start crowing?