we’re on our third set of hens, courtesy of mr fox. re-starting with 2 hybrid free range type breeds that are based on classics. they originally were a bit too flighty and insisted on wandering around the garden to finally perch on the bench less than a metre from the huskies. which obviously wound the poor boys up. we cured the wandering hens by keeping them in the ark for a week and now they are more than happy with their huge chicken run , laying over 10 eggs a week between themselves.