I'm a ways from doing it, but .... when it comes time to buy some chicks (probably at a local hardware store), will I be told they're female? My town only allows hens to be kept (sorry, guys). Would the store guarantee/certify they're female? Is it standard for these places to just stock females? I'd prefer not to have to deal with roosters -- esp. since they're not permitted, and what do we do with unwanted birds anyway?! If we have such birds, do we find a farmer or chicken-raiser in the county who might want one. Do they ever want them? Thx for any insights into this. I'm getting ahead of myself, maybe, but ... it's something to be considered.