In fact, although we live in the suburbs, dh and I had a serious conversation earlier this year about getting some - encouraged by Omelet. (This site contains lots on information about keeping chickens, and sells all kinds of associated stuff - including the chickens themselves). However, for lots of reasons, our chicken plans must be on hold for a while yet.
In the meantime I made this chicken to live in our kitchen. It keeps our teapot warm.
The pattern is by the wonderful Janet Clare. It uses a mix of hand embroidery, machine sewing and hand sewing. And given the sunshine here this week, I was very glad to have a project involving hand-sewing, as it meant I could sit out in the garden and stitch.