My favorite of the breeds I got, the rhode island reds, all are dying. I had 5, only 1 is left. I now have 2 easter eggers, and a barred rock who are 2 and a half weeks old, and 2 buff orpingtons and the 1 rhode island red (who looks sick and most likely will pass within the next few days) who are a week and a half old. Okay well first of all, all the chicks are bullying each other and pecking each other, I think it might be because I have a white light instead of a red bulb. Well today, I noticed my barred rock is starting to grow a tiny comb, and they were supposed to be all female, but its looking like its going to be a rooster, which I'm not aloud to have in my city so if it is a rooster I don't know what I will do with it. So I will be stuck with 2 EEs and 2 BOs which I head arent even that great of layers :/ So now that I'm done ranting you can hear my questions (sorry). Since the barred rock is growing a little comb, does this automatically mean it is a rooster? Or do some hens grow theirs quicker then others? The 2 EEs who are the same age as the barred rock do not have combs but theyre the same age. I guess if it is a rooster we can take it back to the feed store. What do you guys think I should do? Take my chances and hope it will turn out to be a pullet or should I take it back now and exchange it for one that looks to be more like a pullet? Here is some pictures of her/him, can you tell what it will end up being ? Here is a picture of its feet, I heard from someone you can usually tell the sex of barred rock early by looking at their feet. Here is some pictures of my last little red guy :C Can anyone tell whats wrong with her and how I can possibly save her?