Well, I am a VERY happy camper 'bout now! I'm actually BEAMING! Can you tell?!? Anywho, our chickies are now 5 weeks old, and we can tell the obvious signs of boys vs. girls. I was worried originally that we would have more roos than we'd know what to do with, as is often the case in ordering Straight Run chicks. Well, by our final headcount tonight, here's what we have from the 27 chicks: SEVEN possitive roos. (Three have been choosen as 'our roos' and will be staying here. One has an obvious defect, so he will find a new home, or end up in the pot. ) SIXTEEN possitive pullets. (We're keeping them all.) FOUR "still unsure's" (We THINK one is a pullet, and hope she is. IF she is, we're keeping her. <<fingers crossed>>) Even if the 4 unsure's were all roos, that would be only 11 roos to 16 pullets! I am SO happy! Has anyone else ever had that happen from a hatchery order? The lady DID ask me what their 'purpose' was to be, and I DID tell her they were for a 4-H laying flock project. You don't think she threw in some extra sexed pullets and just didn't charge me for them, do you? Or is such a low ratio of roos to pullets ever this common?