Well we have finally got some chickens, 3 of them, a Columbian Red, a Black Rock and a Bluebell. We had talked about getting some since before we moved here but kept putting it off. Last weekend we were at the local farmers market and saw some chicken houses for sale that we liked, well made and lots of room, so we decided to go for it. I am going to build a large enclosure for them and give them the run of the fruit cage (once I protect the lower bushes) which should sort the slugs out. I am sure they will cause some damage but as long as they repay with eggs and manure I will forgive them.