Thanks in advance for any feedback. I have 4 eight week old chicks of mixed breed. I know their exact age as they were hatched at a friend's house and I saw them on their first day! My silkie couple also hatched 4 chicks, that are 7 weeks old. Two of the standard size chicks look to be cockerels, though I'm not sure yet. The other 2 look to be pullets. What kind of time range am I looking at before anyone crows or lays an egg? Also do cockerels begin to crow at the same time that pullets beginning to lay? I also have 4 seven week old silkie chicks hatched from my beautiful silkie pair. I believe silkie timing is different than standard size? Approximately when should I begin to see the silkie chicks either crow or lay? They are so confusing to sex! I'm blessed in that whatever genders they are, I'm able to keep them all (and I am keeping them all) so I'm not worried, Just Very Curious.