Hello! I am very new to chicken owning, but love it so far. I have 8 Red Sex Link and 6 Salmon Favorelle's. I am thinking of getting some young black Copper Marans. I live in a rural area with woods and grass for the hens, they run free during the day, have a shed that gets locked at night. I have them for eggs, but me and the kids are enjoying everything about them. I answered an ad for 10 Copper Marans, was wondering if these are good layers with a fairly docile temperament? We live on top of a big hill and it gets pretty cold here in the winter, we're in upstate NY. I would love to hear from anyone who has had Marans on their experiences, good or bad.