Hi everyone, I've been lurking in the shadows for a few months, but have finally registered so I can ask the pros a question I have 5 week old chicks - 1 black australorp, 1 white wyndotte, 1 buff orp, 1 partridge rock. They are all doing wonderfully. I can't believe how much fun I'm having with them. My question is - they are all supposed to be female. Pearl, the black australorp, is the leader of the pack. Everytime I go down to the basement she jumps on the waterer and eyes me carefully. But within the last week, she has started what sounds like crowing!! It's a pretty pathetic attempt at a crow... I've read up as much as possible about it...I've read that some hens will take on the roll of the rooster with crowing and being defensive. But at 5 weeks?? It's possible that she is really he, but is there any way to tell that at this age?? If she is a rooster I'll have to give her away, since I live in town. I'd rather do that sooner than later because I'm already getting really attached. Do I just wait until she is older to tell if she is a she or a he? If she is a she with identity issues, will she crow forever? Thank you!!!