As the days start to draw out and the morning light streams in a little earlier each day Dennis our Light Sussex Cockrell seems to greet the day with a little more gusto. His seven lovely girls are his and our pride and joy. It seems such a lovely arrangement, we provide them with comfortable accommodation and excellent food and they lay us gorgeous eggs each day. Often there’s 7 ultra fresh eggs for us by noon. After their morning’s work of preening and laying we let them out to wander free. Dennis takes them walking around the yard, in the grass and down the lane. As the day comes to a close and the sun begins to dip, wherever they’ve been they make their way home. With a few squarkes and clucks the girls jostle for a position in the hen house for the night. When everyone is in we shut the door lest Mr Fox should make an unwelcome visit and then all is quite… till tomorrow’s dawning.