I didn't think you'd be eating them if you'd named them :D
I honestly can't imagine raising chickens or any other animal for food. I know it's done, and that is perfectly fine, but I simply could not do it.
I like to picture them in your lovely area, clucking and scratching at the ground, Deb. They'll do well to keep down your lawn bugs! :D They LOVE grasshoppers! :D
I had Banty hens, Rhode Island Reds, and Aracondis (probably spelled that wrong). I had a rooster and a hen that were of the Aracondis breed. The hens eggs ranged from a pale blue to a green colored shell. Too pretty and I won LOADS of bets with them! :D :D
Unfortunately, they are originally from the "jungle" (South America, I believe) and were quite aggressive. The rooster ended up going to a larger farm because he moved from aggressive to vicious! So, all that to say... chickens are great fun! :D :D
Aw they are lovely! I really like their house too - they are very lucky little chucks!
We used to have chickens when i was little, couldnt figure out why they suddenly stopped laying - didnt have an egg for ages, then one day my dad was tidying up around the paddock and lifted up some buckets and found loads of eggs!
I'd go for Stuffing..... it might not come though when you call it.