You can do this at home, but be very careful, as you can easily hurt the chicks. Determining Sex in Chicks by Don Schrider from the June/July, 2011 issue of Backyard Poultry - Backyard Poultry Magazine
Wyandottes - There are many varieties and all of them make an extremely attractive bird. Calm,Friendly and docile, easy to handle and child-friendly, ideal backyard bird, a real pleasure to own. Equally happy foraging outside or in confinement.
You can make this DIY poultry waterer to provide unfrozen water to your birds all winter. A bucket water, such as this one from Avian Aqua Miser, can be transformed into a heated chicken waterer with a few simple tools and supplies.