So the saga continues. After the disaster of kids leaving coop open, we have gotten quite attached to the one survivor. "She" got quite attached to the baby chicks we brought home the same day after the original 3 were killed. "She" is now 12 weeks and the 3 new chicks 6 weeks. This week to our surprise Helen started crowing!!! After closer inspection by young fellow we bought from, he has determined from pictures that Helen is a roo with 80-90% accuracy. I have so many questions now! Helen is soooo gentle. Helen lets the kids pet all the time. Helen sits with us, in my hand. The chicks are very attached to her as Helen took them to wing so early, less than two weeks old. Will this disposition change drastically? We only have 3 chicks, (a flock of 4) is that enough to satisfy a Rhode Island reds "needs"? Do I have to seperate them ay times? So, I live in downtown raleigh, not too packed together but a neighborhood. I don't think there is an ordinance. I will have to have this checked out Can bring "helen" back up to 20 weeks. Lastly, truth be told, I am very attached to Helen! I need advice!!!