This is my first time posting on here, but I have been reading for months, soaking up all the great tips you have. I'm hoping someone can help me out here! We got our first chicks in April, they are about 18 weeks now. We have a golden sexlink, a buff orpington, a black australorp, and an ameraucana. Last week, I was getting suspicious of our golden sexlink. I started to see what looked like spurs, and she/he was getting rather vocal. I took a photo to the chicken expert at our local feed store where we purchased the chicks. She confirmed that our sexlink was indeed a rooster. Big bummer because we are not allowed to keep a rooster due to city ordinances. A few days later we got our first egg! So excited! We went three days in a row, and then sent our Rooster off to his new home on a farm. Suddenly, no eggs. It has been three days with no egg in sight. So my questions for you.. #1 Do you think I gave away a hen instead of a rooster? #2 If he was indeed a rooster, will my hens lay again soon? 18 Week old Golden Sexlink - Young Rooster? Sexlink on the left. Remaining three 18 week old pullets. Closeup of Golden Sexlink Our first egg! Yay! Not in the nest box of course.. buggers..