I just started with chickens this past October, I purchased what was supposed to be 2 silkie hens. A 4 month old buff and 2 month old black. My buff colored girl began crowing daily and with gusto at about 6 months and we had to find him a home where he would be legal. He lives with a family in PA that has 13 acres. In the meantime the same breeder gave me 2 very scrawny white silkie hens to make up for the rooster. One sadly only lived a month but her sister is doing well. Then we found a near dead rooster in the street near our home. He had upper respiratory infection along with bloody feet and comb. We think he was a victim of rooster fighting. He is the size of a pigeon. And I am happy to say he is under the impression that he is my lap puppy. Healthy and spoiled. Our flock seemed too small so a month ago the stork aka mailman delivered my 3 babies. A white Cochin, buff Orpington and what was SUPPOSED to be a golden laced Wyandotte. She is a mystery- and def not what we ordered- but loved just the same. Oh and btw- no they are not legal in my town. I have attended a couple Board of Health meetings hoping to make changes. So far all I have gotten is they don't care if I have chickens in my house and I can bring them out in my yard as long as the neighbors don't complain. So currently 5 girls live in my basement and my little boy is in the dining room. They get garden time with mom almost daily while I continue to fight to have them outside 24/7.