Aug 20, 2010

Foxes slaughtering Prince Charles' hens

Prince Charles keeps losing his hens to hungry foxes.

His eggs-cellency has lost about 40 of his prize hens to foxes at Highgrove House, Prince Charles' country house and organic garden.

A spokeswoman said the birds were not part of Prince Charles's personal collection, which is used to supply eggs to the Royal Household.

The hens were part of a flock of about 170 kept in an orchard at Highgrove that supply organic eggs to the prince's Veg Shed farm shop in Tetbury.