I only have 1 cuckoo maran hen left and she is 3 yrs old. She is still laying some. I put a couple of her eggs in the bator this past spring, only 1 hatched, and guess what it is? You got it! A roo! I wish there was a way to garauntee hens!! Surely there is someone on here smart enough to figure it out!!! (Just kidding) would be nice though, huh! I'm thinking of putting the next 2-3 we get from her in the bator, but I want HENS! and all of the spring chicks are 11-12 wks old and not sure I want to go thru the "chick" stage again! I really have more chickens than I can almost handle! We have 2 hen houses with 22 in 1 (spring chicks from hatch and M. Mc.) of which 8 are roos! (going to freezer camp real soon!) and 15 (older girls and 1 roo) in the other HH. But I really want more marans!! Decisions, Decisions!