Last March, we bought four baby chicks, mostly because the kids really wanted baby chicks. We had enough room in our coop/chicken run to increase our flock from five to nine, so we went ahead with the chicks. Originally, the plan was to buy three Golden Sex Link chicks because the color of the chick determines the girls from the boys and it is easy to avoid getting rooster. While there, I decided to throw in one more chick just for fun, the Golden Laced Wyandotte. Of course, it turned out to be a rooster. He sure is a pretty bird though – and not too obnoxious – so we are planning to keep him.