I'm new to adding chickens to my family and can't believe I didn't do it sooner. I selected 4 great layers and a couple of ornamental chickens, but this "ornamental" Golden Phoenix is my best layer and so unique. Every day she pecks on the sliding glass door (they free range during the day) and I let her in and she jumps on my desk and sits behind my computer. In an hour or two she squawks, heads for the slider and pecks to go out, leaving an egg - and one day last week leaving 2 (which is highly unusual). I read that they are not that good of a layer, but I beg to differ!