Here I go again... So I purchased these Barred Rocks for my husband exactly 3 weeks ago. The person who sold them to me said they were needing to thin out their flock and that they got them in February 2013. I told them I wanted hens so that is what I believed I was getting, especially since I did not see any spurs or long tail feathers. Well, that was 3 weeks ago and neither of them have laid an egg. Our Showgirl, that we have had for little over a month, only took a week to adjust before laying an egg, but about a week ago she became what I hope is broody and stopped laying. Not that I want her to be broody I just don't want it to be she is getting picked on or worse. Anyway, so the Barred Rocks have not laid and the red comb and lobes seem to be growing larger. I do not see any spurs, but then I read that sometimes that is not gender specific. Now I am worried that I have roosters because I just went outside and heard what sounded like a faint crowing sound coming from their area. It was not a sound I had heard them make before, and since I was not over there I am not sure which one did it. We are not allowed roosters in the city which is why I am worried. So if anyone can give me some input on what the sex of these two birds might be I do so appreciate it.