My cross breed chicks will be two weeks old on Wednesday. I can't believe how a couple are feathering out so quickly. I think these two are Delaware crosses. I'd love to post pics but still can't get my Kodak Easy Share to sense that there are pics in the device and have spent hours trying... My girl friend who used to raise chickens said to watch the tail feathers. The ones whose tail feathers stick straight up will be roosters. Is this so? If it is, I'm thinking I've only got three hens out of eight birds! I'll be broken hearted if I have any more than two roosters - I want one and my friend wants one - the rest will be chicken stew?! I've bonded with each of these little birds; I play with them several times a day and weigh them. They know me as mom. I'm patient about letting them out of the dog kennel to run around the dining room (with linoleum floor) and cleaning up their poop. They are so wonderful. I don't think I could ever eat Prima, Golden, Rocky, Feathers, Buck Buck, Dottie, General Lee or Buffy.