I know some of you are on tenterhooks so I am passing on the info to you almost as soon as I received it myself.
I have just been informed that in the beak-to-beak slugfest the winner, by a knockout, was MacAlister. McLaren is no more. In the end age and experience told over youth and exuberance. There were NO witnesses.
We're back down to 15, so hopefully the lag will have improved.
Iss has move Skye in with MacAlister "as a champion's reward". I reckon this sort of thing is just how we ended up with a surfeit of chickens in the first place...