I'll never buy unsexed chicks again! My heart has gone through the wringer this last week, handing off young cockerels that I raised from chicks, just as they're entering their full magnificence, putting them in boxes and driving them out of the city, passing them on to strangers who will breed them, or raise them and eat them, or raise them and find homes for them, or raise them and keep them as pets. My boys have had terrific good luck - they all stand a great chance at a long and happy life, but it's shown me a tendency of mine that is stronger than I thought - I can't just shut my heart down to these creatures and walk away from them. Waaaah! I miss my little roos!!!! There's only one solution - sell the house, move to the country, and buy a little farm where I can keep at least one. I'm so attached. So attached.