I got some hens from a friend who had too many and they are supposed to be Australorps (sp?) They were rescued and were in a cage all together. They lay snuggled together like little chicks. They seem to think they are still in a cage. I have a very large, fenced in area for them to pasture upon and they are new to the grass, too. They are very sweet but shy and I have to block my older hens from bothering them when they eat. Any ideas of gender or breed would be helpful. Thank you in advance.