Ok I am new here, live in Nova Scotia Canada and decided that my 3 year old needed some kind of animal to look after and she loved chickens (we don't have room for a cow) LOL. Ok so we got 9- 1 week old chicks which are now about 8 weeks old and we are trying to figure out whether or not these are hens or roosters. Hoping anyone can help! Please tell me "blackie" is a hen! They are Columbia plymouth rock, Australorp, not sure of the other breed got it wrote down somewhere!