How to tell a if my chick is a rooster?

Oh Boy! Long story short...got stuck with chickens! There goes my dream of getting a pet rabbit! Anyway we are currently building the coop. 3 of them were give to us and I think we are going to stick with just having 3 of them. Our city permits 6 of them, but no rooster! 1. How do I tell if any of them are... show more Oh Boy!
Long story short...got stuck with chickens! There goes my dream of getting a pet rabbit!

Anyway we are currently building the coop. 3 of them were give to us and I think we are going to stick with just having 3 of them.

Our city permits 6 of them, but no rooster!

1. How do I tell if any of them are roosters? They are at the point where they are growing their real feathers. One in particular has his butt feathers stick right up in a fan form. Would he be the rooster?

2. Should I cut their flying wings? I would not like too, but I live in a city; there are dogs and cats. We are building the coop with enough space and making it predator safe so do I need to clip their wings anyways?

3. What will I do if I have a rooster? Would hate to give it away to someone that has no idea how to take care of it or worse they will make him into chicken rooster soup!

Thank you for your time in answering my question I appreciate it!
Angela
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