For the chickens, Martha fashioned outdoor roosts from rustic logs. The various breeds are pretty, and they also lay plenty of delicious, nutritious eggs.
They thrive on grass alone and come in a variety of colors, primarily gray dun (like Clive). Nearly all Sicilians have dorsal stripes, with a dark stripe across their withers. According to folklore, the markings symbolize the baby Jesus being carried on the donkey's back.