We live at the back of Laxton Meadow, with a field that adjoins the public footpath next to the church.
We have 4 beautiful hens, Gladys, Violet, Winnie and Penny, who roam our field. Last week a black dog chased one of them and I spent over two hours trying to find her. Fortunately I found her before dusk, and despite a chunk of missing feathers she seems physically recovered.
PLEASE keep your dogs under control especially at the back of our field where there is NOT a public footpath. It is widely used by dog walkers, and next time poor Violet may not be so lucky……Jessie also met her end about 3 months ago to a similar incident.