17 year old Amy and her parents have moved from the city to rural North Yorkshire. Initially opposed to the move, Amy begins to enjoy the views and the outdoor life, helped by her blossoming friendship with young farmer Ben. Brenda, Ben's mother, is not pleased with this friendship, seeing Amy as an incomer and someone who may turn Ben's head away from the farm he has promised to take over from his parents. The female young farmers are not too taken with Amy either, and Amy's friends aren't too taken with them. The chickens in Amy's garden have their own system of unspoken hierarchy, but how will the girls and the women sort it out? More importantly, how can Amy work her way up THE PECKING ORDER?