I am new to raising chickens. I raised ducks and geese as a kid, but this is the first time with chickens I have 6 Buff Orpingtons. The intent was for me to keep 3 and my son to keep 3. But as it appears there are 2 roosters and we won't be keeping them, so I will end up with 4 hens and he is out of luck. I came across BYC on the internet trying to get some answers to the "is itRoo/Hen" question. Me and my husband are empty nesters and I just put some chicks back in the nest. ha. They are now 6 weeks old and I am having a blast. I spend way too much time with chickens and not enough time doing the things I should be doing.