I have what I believe to be 4 hens that are about 4.5 mos old. The man I got them from was moving and he said they were all girls and that 2 of them are RIRs and the other 2 he couldn't remember what breed they are (maybe Marans?) I'm hoping you all can help me identify the breed and gender, please!!! I want to name my girls as I already have names picked out but want to make sure they are girls and not boys. I'm not ready for what happens when boys and girls are in a room together! These are my first (of many) chickens I hope and need to get a few chicks under my belt before I get babies involved. One other question, apparently these chickens were never held as babies and they won't allow me to touch them yet (I've only had them a week) but they don't seem to mind mingling with me as long as I don't make sudden movements. How do I get them to let me hold them? I don't want to stress them out but want to hold them or should i just except the fact that I can't hold them? I'll be sad if I can't hold them or interact with them! Thanks for all your help. Now if I can only figure out how to add pics! Here goes! See better pics below, please! Correction on age being 4.5 mos.