Every so often, we like to play a relaxed game of croquet. On Sunday,we’d earned a break after putting in the goat fencing. The chickens were busy, scratching about in the woodsy areas of the yard. But, as soon as they saw the croquet balls, they came running. Well, not all of them, just the inquisitive, interactive bantam leghorns. New croquet rules – watch where you swing the mallet.