We've been wanting chickens for quite some time – we have enough garden and it's another step to help reduce the food miles on the things we eat. The new chicken house is now up (though Chicken Hotel is more like it), it's been varnished to keep the worst of the weather off and the roof has been felted. Next step is to form the run and source the chickens. We could go with some exotic breed, but have decided to have recycled chickens – well ex-battery chickens anyway. We hope they will have a much better life with us and saves them from the dispatchers table.
Update… the poor ole recycled chickens are at least a month away before we get them, so we purchased some point of lay chickens. Head over to the wifes chicken hotel site for more information.