Hello everyone, I have been on this forum several times to get answers and figured it was time to actually join. I can usually find the answers I am looking for quickly. I have had chickens for almost 2 years now. We started with 5 and have lost two. One I think had worms and the other not really sure why except she was 2 years old and had a great laying life. She was perfectly normal yesterday but seems to have died in her sleep. I do have a sexing question. I bought my husband 4 chickens for a Christmas present (going for the unique gift award ) We I got them the seller "thought" he gave me all girls. On Monday I heard different noises from the usual coming from the coop. Wednesday I heard a very definite "cock-a-doodle-do". The new chickens are 5-6 months old. These are my two chickens I need help identifying and sexing: Any info you can give me would be great. I know the black cochin (I think that the name) is a female and the black silkie partridge is a female.