So we were given two hens (Henrietta Cluck and Shelley) and a lovely chicken tractor. We live in suburban Wellington, and we hadn't expected chooks - it's been a very interesting time for all concerned! Henrietta escaped from the tractor and we learnt that you can't negotiate with a chicken. (She went back inside the moment she wanted to and not a moment before.) Shelley's currently contemplating going broody - she's not all that committed to the broody cause so is currently a bit grumpy but easy to distract (and she stays distracted for hours). We've got a broody jail planned if she starts losing condition but we'd rather make do until then. Hens are fun! I don't understand their thought processes yet but it's a bloody interesting learning curve! No doubt I'll come here with thousands of questions - thanks in advance for your help!