I live in Northern California and two weeks ago I purchased 3 one-day old chicks (we named them-Roxy, Penny and Dannie) from the Vacaville Farm and Feed store. I had the store clerk choose the chicks (assuming she knew better than I would if the chicks were female or male) and I'm 99% sure my favorite chick (Roxy) is a he and not a she. I know it's still too early to be certain so of course I'll wait till I know for sure before I do anything but the thought of having to give back Roxy brings me to tears. Am I being rediculous or am I not alone in feeling this way? I went back to the feed store today to pick up more chick feed and pine shavings and while I was there I talked to a different employee than the one that was there before. I told her my concerns and she reassured me that nothing bad will happen if I do end up having to bring him back. She also told me that one way to tell a male from a female at this age is by the yellow part of their beak and how it goes up towards the top of their head. If it's a narrow long section that goes up to the top of their head it's a girl but if that part is wide and short then it's a male... Again this is not 100% accurate all the time however Roxy's is wide and short compared to the others. At two days old I checked how the feathers were layered on all three baby chicks; Roxie's feathers were layered different than the other two's were.. I also held each of them on their backs in my hand and Dannie and Penny kept their feet to close to their bodies while Roxy's feet came straight out... All signs that she is in fact a he and I'm having a tough time coping with the idea that I might have to give her back.