I have wanted chickens for a long time - laying hens. Apparently, I talked so much about it that my family decided they would take the chicks hatched at school and give them to me. This is how I have come to have 9 chicks and I would love to know what kind they are. I have 6 that are about 5 weeks old - 3 are black, 1 is yellow, 1 is gray, and 1 is chocolate brownish. The brown one is the most relaxed of the group. The gray one is nervous and flightly. These were all hatched at the same time, but I do not know if the eggs came from the same place. I was also given 3 chicks from another school hatching project - they are 3 weeks old and all look really similar - black and white maybe - with some yellow too - one has yellow on the face and chest. I would appreciate any help. I am hoping I have some laying hens here. Thoughts?