Chickens!!! Having chickens in your back yard seems to be the latest fad. When I lived in Washington state, my stained glass teacher had a special hen house built for her dozen or so chickens. I thought the hen house was so cute and the chickens seem to be comfortable in their house. I love chickens and roosters, so people aren't surprised when they come to visit and find my many chickens and roosters though out my house. The French believe they bring good luck; so I figure the more I have, the more good luck I will get. My chickens and roosters are ceramic and very colorful.