Good Morning Chickens Lovers ~ I am new to BYC and have just started my life with some 6 beautiful hens (2 of which may be roosters not sure yet) . They are a mix between Amerucana (sp?) and cochin.. So far I have found some very interesting information on this website.. Thank you to all that contribute!! Back to the possiblity of my two roosters.... when will I know for sure if they are roosters?? They are about 6 months old and I have not heard a "cock-a-doddle-doo" yet?? Do they not crow until they reach a certain age?? Also am I correct in thinking that the hens should start laying around 9 months old??