From the 1st of January new EU regulations were implemented. Battery hens have to have larger ' happiness' cages. Farms who have not complied have been closed down until they do, making the price of eggs rocket. France is now suffering a short fall of 21 million eggs a week sending prices up 75%. This bit of news was reported in The Telegraph last week to the delight of English producers.
What was not reported was in our area foxes have been killing hens at a great rate and it is with sadness we report the deaths of our two pet chickens Hetty and Betty. Gone but not forgotten girls... the size of your eggs and your happy clucking will be missed.