Hi All New to board so hi from Australia! Excuse my ignorance, I'm sure I'll ask silly questions, but am sure you guys will be able to help me! I am just about to get chicks for the first time (no idea of breed) and I have to pick them (3-4) from a group of about 20 chicks. They will be about 2 weeks old when I choose them. Question is: is there any way of determining sex of birds when I choose them? Local council prohibits roosters and I'm worried my kids will fall in love with them, and I'll have to ship them off if any of them turn out to be roosters. Also any advice on the first few weeks? I have my draft free area/cage organised, am heading out for heat lamp (does it matter what colour) and feed. Any other things to be aware of? Can you recommend any good books for the novice? Finally, are there any breeds better to be around children? TIA Keen, but confused..... chicken gal.