10 years ago my granddaughter hatched and gave me a golden cuckoo maran chick. This chick was the only chick that hatched, and was raised by my grandchildren in the house. She ate yogurt, scrambled eggs, crackers and everything kids ate, but not much chick feed... We could tell early on she had a breed defect with yellow legs. This shoulder riding chick grew up, and moved in with my flock of wheaten marans, and a Rhode Island red named ruby. Dragon fly has escaped dog attacks , foxes, hawks and many a peril in the back yard. She is the coop boss, and yet gentle to new chicks being introduced. When new Roosters come and go she accepts them all. She just turned 10 this month. For the past 3 years she has spent winters in different coops, when we have wintered in North Carolina, returning to her home coop. For the last 2 year's we have had no Roosters, so she is now crowing in the morning. Has anyone had a crowing hen, or a 10 year old who still lays eggs, she has laid 3 this week...small but delicious!