He came home with a trio of Light Sussex
young hens - and was so pleased to open the box to find two eggs deposited in the straw bedding.
CHICKEN SCRATCH POULTRY: Ayam Cemani, Chocolate, Jubilee, Lavender, and Black Orpingtions, Black Copper Marans, Blue Copper and Splash Marans, Ameraucono, Rumpless Araucana, Light Sussex
, Coronations Sussex, Welsummer, Olive Egger, Blue Laced Red Wyandotte.
POULTRY: Partridge to PS30; Geese to PS16; Ducks to PS25; Friesian pullets to PS22; Light Sussex
to PS20; Turkeys to PS25.
The chorus of Coco the twoyear-old Light Sussex
cockerel has landed mystified owners Alison and Kevin Oliver with a letter from an environmental health officer about "alleged noise nuisance".
And, excitingly, we took delivery of four Light Sussex
hens, a goat called Geraldine for milking, and two gorgeous piglets called Pinky and Perky.
It is with those thoughts in mind that I made the decision to keep light Sussex
chickens and Welsh badger-faced sheep.
There were three ducklings along with buff chicks, Rhode Island Red chicks, Light Sussex
chicks, baby Peking bantams and a baby silver Partridge.
Most of the food is supplied by Pinchinthorpe's own farm and vegetable garden, including Large Black pigs, Swaledale sheep, Dexter cattle, Marans and Light Sussex
Police are hunting thieves who stole Ivan, a one-year-old white Light Sussex
cockerel from a Warwickshire pub on Monday.
More than 1000 birds have been entered, including game bantams, ducks, geese, light Sussex
and many more.
Other breeds of bird kept at the farm include Black Rock, Faverolle, Rhode Island Red, Light Sussex
, Wyandotte, Welsummer and Boan Nera.
Poultry Matters, a video, written and presented by Alexander Bastedo and David Bland, Light Sussex