Hello all! I am very excited to be a part of the BYC Community! I am a newbie to having chickens of my own...my mom had ducks and geese growing up, and I have "chicken sat" for friends while they were away on vacation. I am thrilled to have my own girls now. I found BYC researching "everything chicken" in books and the internet. BYC is the place to be! I started looking at the coops to get ideas and it took off from there. My coop is almost finished (just needs painting) . I hope to send pictures to share soon. My girls arrived July 29. Ive got 2 of each...Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, and Golden Laced Wyandotte. All happy and healthy! My first question is how soon does a rooster chick start behaving like a rooster? One of my Buffs is always peeping and is constantly trying to climb on top of the other chicks. I ordered all female to be sure to not get a rooster, but I think I may have one. (It is also the smallest chick of the group) Thanks for all the help and advice!