Cuccos are great. I've always found any sidequests associated with them annoying though. Like the OoT one in Kakariko Village. And especially the Minish Cap version of it, which was more difficult than it needed to be
I remmeber the first time I went to a ranch (where i first met my horse). I saw some chickens there that looked just like the cucoos!! so i walked up slowly to them and i started touch one then it bit me!!! I was so mad!! so when i got home and took my shower i played some oot.. I messed those cucoos up!! i was still so mad from the ranch lol..
I like barbecued cuccoo from Link's Awakening. sprinkling magic dust or hitting them with the fire rod causes them to burst into flames and die like a normal enemy. It is the only game you can enact your revenge on cuccoos. I also liked the flying rooster.
As much as I love chickens and cuccoos, it is still fun to attack them to see if they attack you.