I like the idea of easily moveable chicken houses with integral runs. The chickens can be moved around the garden to fresh grass. If rats move in (as sometimes happens) everything can be picked up and moved and the rat holes safely baited with poison without posing a risk to the birds. But due to the inevitable size restrictions I do feel that chickens kept in this type of housing should be allowed time out of their pen to free range the garden.
I'm incredibly lucky because my family and I live in town but also work in an orchard growing apples, pears and plums. We're only a few miles from the sea so we get the very best of British Town, Country & Coastal Living.
We have dogs and cats, horses, ferrets, chickens and quail, a tortoise, a parrot and a jackdaw called Sparrow who was rescued from the orchard with a broken wing.
We have a lot of fun.
We're passionate about the British countryside, wildlife, gardening, antiques, animals, books, art, design,vintage, home, food, living (and trading) in an ethical and environmentally sustainable way.