'so how are the battery hens you rescued settling in Deb'
'oh they're great. I let them out in the garden for the first time today but they would only take a couple of steps outside and then they ran straight back in to the henhouse'
'well that's understandable I suppose'
'yes but I kept encouraging them to come out and eventually got them to walk around outside and then I heard the local hunt blowing their horns and I suddenly remembered that they'd sent a note round yesterday telling me to keep all my pets in today and I had a horrible thought that I'd saved the chicken from a life of misery and incarceration and got them to trust me only for them to die a horrible death getting ripped apart by a pack of foxhounds!'
3 hours ago