So through our homeschooling, we hatched chicken eggs. They hatched on October 24th and 25th. The egg supplier mixed all her eggs up so we could all have a mix of different breeds. But now I'm curious what breed they are and when and how we will know the gender. Any help with this would be appreciated! OK, so here are the pictures: (I'll list them by number so there is a reference to what chicken is being responded to ) #1 #2 #3 #4 (sorry about the lack of head in this pic, I wasn't looking at the screen on my camera and accidentally "cut it off") OK and now some random pics of all of them together: Another question...is it true that handling these chicks could make my kids sick? I'm being told all different things from tons of different people. I make sure they wash their hands after holding them, but I'm just curious if they could get something from them if they somehow got their fingers in their mouth before they washed up? OK, thanks for reading this and for any responses!!