As a digital communications manager, I have a lot more experience behind a keyboard than I do on a farm. So when the chance came to visit an RSPCA Assured egg-laying hen farm, I jumped at it.
Accompanying one of our assessors, I arrived at the Rookery farm in the morning. Rookery Farm is a fairly small, family-run business spread out over two sites. There are seven barns in all with between 700 and 1,800 birds in each, so quite small considering a large barn holds up to 32,000.