I bought 20 chicks in September from MY own cousin. I told her I wanted some hens for getting fresh eggs. She assured me they were all hens except maybe a couple which I was ok with. I have now raised them up to a suitable size to send to freezer camp because all were males except 4! So I now have 16 roosters to put up in the freezer and not enough hens for fresh eggs! Just awarding newbies beware of what people tell you because it may not be true even if you think you can trust them.