I love pets and two of the most interesting pets I have are my chickens, Lucy and Ivory. They are my gardening companions and will be right by my side when I am working with my plants. They are of course hoping that I will uncover a nice bug just for them so they stick close by. They live in a movable chicken pen that I made. It is a pen on wheels that I move every day or so around my back yard. I got the idea from watching P Allen Smith on the garden show that is on the Weather Channel. It is a great idea for those that have large back yards like I do. By moving the pen every few days, the chickens don't kill the grass. If fact it stays nice and green for some strange reason. I lock the chickens up at night and let them out in the morning. They return to the pen once during the day to lay nice brown eggs and then return in the evening just at dark. It is a great idea and from them I get nice eggs, free fertilizer and a nice green lawn. I save the chicken poo and add it to rain water and then use that to water my flowers. Lucy is the one in the front.