Hi everyone! My name is Winter and I live in So. California and thank you all for having me! What a great community! I am a new chicken mom, to two 3 month old Black Stars (Julie and Sarah) and two 4 week old Rhode Island Reds (Paris and Nicole, named because they are extremely aggressive and obnoxious) and one very tiny 3 week old Plymouth Rock (Sambo). This is my first flock. I have always wanted chickens...for the eggs. I am completely blown away by what amazing, loving pets they are! So I bought these chickens from several different places...and I wanted only hens because we are not zoned for chickens here and I figure, crowing...not such a good thing. I am 99% sure Julie (one of my 3 mo old black stars) is a Rooster. Unfortunately Julius (we call her that now) is also my full time buddy and favorite. He insists on his back massage every night, and must be in the living room every time my husband has band practice, roosting on whatever male he can climb on and I kid you not...he DANCES. I told my husband last night that we cannot get rid of him and if the neighbors get upset, we're gonna have to move!! Julius hasn't started crowing yet...when do they do that?? I'm also worried that Paris and Nicole (RI reds) are males as well. They have huge tail sprouts already and are so aggressive. Oh dear. Is it common to get sexed hens that are not hens??? Thanks for your input!