I work with early years children in a primary school in England. We have lots of families who farm and we were lucky enough to be donated 12 eggs and an incubator. 20 days later the school staff were in the right place at the right time and watched the first egg hatch. The next morning we had 5 chicks. By the next day 11 eggs had hatched. Not bad odds we thought ... then the last one hatched 12/12! Not what we were expecting! We know we have 1 silkie (Shep) 2 blue frizzles (Annie and Lou) 3 millie fleur (Jo, Sal and Phil) and then 6 mix breed we think. They are now nearly 5 weeks old and have great personalities and are so friendly with the children (who LOVE them!) Next week we hope to get them out a bit in a small coop during the day before they move to their permanent coop. We know one is definitely a cockerel - the boss with a larger red comb. (Called Belle - now known as Mr Belle!) The chick that was bright yellow and now has white feathers, we thought was a cockerel has us thinking is a pullet as it's smaller with no comb at the moment. (Obviously called Vincent!) I have used this site loads to find out information and shared it with the children to educate them. They all have taken an active role in looking after the chicks - the chicks will fly to the children and sit on their knees whenever they have the chance! We hope to keep as many as possible whilst making it managable. We have a coop that has the capacity to be 20x10 foot and plenty of families who will look after during the hols. My only concern is how many cockerels we have. Will definitely be posting photos tomorrow so I can ask for your expert help. Thankfully we have 2 farms who have said they will take any chicks we don't think we can keep. In the meantime we are loving our feathered friends. (Even when we are rescuing one from a head first beak dive into the food holder - new one now purchased with a lid!!!!) I've attached a few photos from their first few weeks.