We built a permanent-ish chicken house of stacked straw bales. It's bigger than the old one, and is much better insulated. It's tall enough for a perch, unlike the first house. However, I don't think our chickens actually roost on the perch--I don't think they know how; they sleep on the floor in a big pile.
Last week I optimistically sowed a bunch of trays of seeds, some of which are now sprouting in my kitchen. I can't remember all I planted, but in a rare instance of foresight I actually labeled the trays as I sowed them; I know I've got cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli sprouting. Oh, and speaking of broccoli, my purple sprouting broccoli out back is thinking about it. I let the chickens have access to it for a few weeks in winter and they stripped all the lower leaves, but the tops are still intact and beginning to form little buds. My rhubarb's also making a comeback, and I borrowed a rhubarb cookbook from the library to investigate. Since we don't eat much sugar any more (did I mention Partner's diabetic?) I'll see if I can find a savoury use for rhubarb.