My chickens are part of the landscape. They behave as they should because they are free to roam.
This means they run, jump, attempt to fly, scratch, have dust baths, eat my vegetables, chatter incessantly and enjoy a natural existence.
That existence is now under threat. If the British Government orders them to be enclosed there is no future for them, other than as docile zoo curiosities. In the event of such an order I think it will be less cruel to have them humanely dispatched.
We can only watch and wait with trepidation.