Alrighty well it is getting to be around 12 weeks for my chickens. I got them around mother's day this passed year and they were tiny tiny babies.. so they couldnt have been more then a few days old. Well my husbands uncle gave me them since we won a lot that he got from an auction. Needless to say I dont know much about them, except they were marked as "layers". Well now my chickens in my opinion are HUGE!! Still no eggs yet either. Anyone have any ideas what breeds they are? Well there are some that I can tell you right away is male or right away is female, but I have about 12 or so that look like the pictures below.. my husband says they are males, I think they are females. I think this because of their butt feathers and because none of them are crowing and I have some younger roosters crowing already. Can anyone take a look and tell me what they think? I know it isnt safe to have a lot of roosters, even though when i was younger we were lucky: we had 3 roosters and 2 hens.. and they all seemed to get along... but I know that doesn't happen often. I am really worried about what ones I am going to have to get rid of and I dont want to get rid of them unless I know for sure that they are males. Plus if they are all males I am going to be taking out a huge chunk of my flock. I am so not happy about this at all!! We are thinking about taking them somewhere to get butchered = but i dont know if I want to do that yet. What is the oldest they should be when you want to kill them for food? I know there is a lot of unanswered questions, but any help is greatly appricated!!