Flightless, helpless, and often, frankly, more than a little silly, chickens are no match for the cunning, merciless foxes stalking their coop. Or are they?
Thanks to a careless farmer and generations of determined foxes, the chickens on Foxearth Farm have evolved into quick-witted, long-legged, high flying fox dodgers. Then, just a week after a vicious fox ambush in the water trough, three sisters are hatched. And Ransome, Sims, and Jefferies are no ordinary chicks: they grow up determined to fight back. They are the legendary Fox Busters.
Dick King-Smith is the author of this season s "Dinosaur Trouble "(see page 14). He lives in the west of England.