So my daughter and I had decided to get a few chickens. We kept getting told to get at least 1-2 more than we wanted to end up with, since it's easy to lose some, especially in the baby stage. We couldn't get one of the breeds we wanted right away, so we got 3 (Easter Eggers) to start. We were waiting on Salmon Favorelles, and just found out we probably won't be able to get them this year because apparently people are (hoarding? stockpiling?) them. Ok. We have a chance to get some Blue Sapphires, just 2-3. Now we are concerned that one of our eggers might possibly be a rooster. They are about 4-4 1/2 weeks old, one is a little bigger. But anyway, I don't want to just get one Blue, since they will be quite a bit younger. So my dilemma is- 1) if this one is a rooster, I probably will have to re-home it (I don't think we can have roosters where I am, though I do hear a rooster or 2 crowing in the area) 2) if it is a hen, and my 2 new ones both survive (which I fully plan on) I'm going to end up with 5 chickens, which may be 1 more than allowed. I know, I should find out for sure on the amount, I guess I don't want to jinx anything. I also don't want to have to get rid of any, they are like pets to us, and part of me gets bugged that the neighbors on one side of me have a dog they keep chained out back (which is illegal here, but no one seems to care) and the neighbors on the other side have 3 dogs that tend to behave like a pack of wild dogs when let out, but I might have a big problem if I have 1 chicken more than allowed. (Sorry, just frustrated) Anyway, has anyone had a similar situation (the chicken part I mean) or any possible solutions to share?