We have chickens running around the neighborhood. About 4 weeks ago I started hearing a chick cry out for mommy. This went on for three days. My husband found the little chick hiding I our ivy. I brought it in and decided to raise it. Also decided to get another one for it, otherwise it wanted to be held all the time. This is a whole new experience for me, but look forward to seeing if the one we found is a rooster or a hen. The one we bought is supposedly female, though I certainly don't know how they could tell!