I live in an area where you can only keep up to four fowl, no roosters allowed. I am planning on having three hens, however, I really don't know if I should try and pick up some chicks from one of the many feed stores you can find in Central Texas, LOL, or if I need to start with older birds that have been accurately sexed. After all, I can't order 25 birds from a hatchery--having that many chicks is just not a possibility. And I am afraid to just take the word of someone off of Craigslist or at a feed store that the chick I am getting is female. After all, if this mistake is made, what do I do with the cockerel? I can't keep him without violating city code and it's pretty obvious that young roosters are not particularly sought after. Is it worth it to pay the $30 extra or so from a hatchery that will send 3 sexed chicks to me with a heating pad, should I try to find older birds (maybe on Craigslist), or should I just get them from a feed store and try and re-home any roosters I get stuck with. Your advice would be very much appreciated!!!