We got 3 baby chickens back in July, built our own little coop, and now have 3 happy and healthy juveniles running around the yard when we let them, fascinating the neighborhood housecats. This website is a great resource for us newcomers to small-scale animal husbandry! One question I've seen come up more than once, and which has been driving us mad for months now, is sexing young chickens. Ours were supposed to be all hens, but one of them has had a couple troubling episodes of crowing (once for a few days at 2 months, then two days this week - about 5 months). To look at him/her I'm just not convinced one way or another, but I'm not feeling too optimistic. We're not allowed to have roosters in Oakland, so we'll be looking to re-home the poor thing. Anyone have any opinions???